Executive governor of Enugu State, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has reiterated the commitment of his administration to maintain the strategic partnership between it and World Bank to reposition commercial agriculture in the state.
The governor, who spoke when he hosted the leader and members of World Bank team and the national coordinating office of commercial agriculture development project at the government house, Enugu, said despite the economic meltdown, his administration would look inward, cut cost and meet with its counterpart fund needs to maintain the partnership with the bank to enhance agricultural development in the state.
The governor enjoined the team to establish cashew plants in the state and cashew irrigation centre at Obollo Afor in the state as Enugu was one of the best cashew variety producer in the world.
He added that there was a need to train youths and women in agricultural activities to create employment opportunities and wealth creation among them.
Earlier in an address, the leader of the team, Engr. Tijani Kayode informed the governor that the team was in the state to determine the status of the state on the implementation of commercial agriculture joint project of the federal government and the World Bank in the state.
He added that commercial agriculture development project has the objective of developing commercial agriculture productivity and access to market.
He added that the project has three variety products specifically for Enugu State namely, fruit variety, maize and poultry.
According to him, the project has recorded several achievements in the state over the last 6 years.


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