Jonathan’s agricultural transformation agenda beneficial to Abia – Orji

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UMUAHIA – Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia said on Thursday that President Jonathan’ Agricultural Transformation Agenda had helped the state to develop its agricultural sector.
Interacting with newsmen Umuahia, Orji noted that the programme had brought appreciable transformation to the agricultural sector the country.
‘’The agricultural agenda of President Jonathan is working very well the various zones of the country and the evidence is there for you to see,’’ he said.
He cited the N1 billion granted to Abia by as a demonstration of its genuine commitment to the development of the sector.
The governor said the grant, which disbursed to in 2012, had benefited the state.
He said that in line with the transformation agenda, the state had established liberation farms in its three senatorial zones.
He said that many youths had been trained in aspects of farming, pointing out that the would help to create jobs for them.
The governor lauded the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, for introducing a number of innovations in the sector, especially in the sale of fertilisers.
‘’Since his appointment as a minister, we have not had any scandal in the sale of fertilisers,’’ he said.
Orji noted that could now buy the product through the and commended dry season farming recently launched in the parts of the country.
He said the would strengthen the nation’ drive for food .
Orji expressed happiness with Tuesday’s award of the Agriculture Governor of the Year at the third edition of AGRIKEXPO in Abuja.
He described the award, presented at the Pan Africa International Agriculture Exhibition and Conferences, as ‘’a recognition of our excellent in the agricultural sector’’. (NAN)