Ebonyi launches one man, one hectare agric scheme
The Ebonyi State Government is to launch next month an agricultural programme intended to see that each adult male, particularly among the civil servants, farms at least a hectare of land.
The state governor, Engr. David Umahi, who disclosed this, said the scheme was intended to restore the lost glory of the state in the agricultural sector.
Governor Umahi who spoke at an agricultural summit, said it was targeted to encourage public servants to embrace agriculture, and assured them that the state would facilitate a loan from the federal government to meet their targets.
He added that his administration was also determined to specially empower over 1000 youths and 1000 women to go into agriculture and similar businesses, for which soft loan would also be provided.
“As a sovereign state, we must be prepared to continue to be a sovereign state. I am appealing to our civil servants to key into this programme. Government will give you soft loan. We will grantee it so that you will get it. In August we are going to do a launching of one man, one hectare in Ebonyi State,” the governor said.
He urged public servants to embrace agriculture, saying, “It is the only solution to overcome the present hardship.”