Ebonyi launches one man, one hectare agric scheme

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nabob Og­bonna, Abaka­liki

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.”

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