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April 14, 2024

A’Ibom Gov Partners Agricultural Entrepreneurs to Improve Food Access for Residents 

The Akwa Ibom State government has announced plans to collaborate with agricultural entrepreneurs to enhance food production and ensure food accessibility for residents.

Governor Umo Eno made this commitment during his visit to Lavender Farms, a privately-owned large-scale farm in Afaha, Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area.

Governor Eno instructed the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Enobong Uwah and Agriculture Commissioner Offiong Offor to partner with the farm management so as to contribute to its growth. 

Governor Eno commended Ubong Inyang, the farm manager, for his decision to venture into agriculture, which aligns with the government’s ARISE Agenda. 

He encouraged youth, both within and outside the state, to emulate this model, stressing the government’s commitment to ensuring an enabling environment where such ventures can thrive.

Expressing his pride, the governor stated, “These are the kind of people I want to support. It is not just enough to blame the government; start something; there is no one that would not love to support this kind of effort.

“As we conclude this inspection, we have observed that what he lacks now is a farm vehicle. So, to encourage him beyond the partnership that we want to have, I am requesting the SSG to release one farm vehicle for him immediately to mark our visit,” he said.

In response, Inyang thanked the governor for his support and expressed confidence in expanding his farm’s activities with continued assistance. He encouraged Akwa Ibom youths to view agriculture as a profitable venture.

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