During an event organized by the Ministry of Agriculture to commemorate the 2023 World Food Day, Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State reaffirmed the government’s dedication to strengthening the state’s economy by investing in agriculture and empowering farmers.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Chidiebere Onyia, Governor Mbah highlighted the government’s strategy to prioritize the rural economy through investments in agriculture and agro-industrialization.
He said, “The Enugu State government is firmly focused on boosting economic growth from $4.4 billion to $30 billion through agricultural investments. Our goal is to attract investors, support farmers, and ensure the growth of the rural economy.”
Commending the farmers for their diverse crop production showcased at the event, he assured them of his unwavering support in improving the state’s economy.
“Farmers are significant contributors to our economic prosperity, self-sufficiency, and sustainability. Agriculture will play a fundamental role in our efforts to enhance the state’s economy. We are fully committed to developing our economy for a competitive advantage.”
Governor Mbah expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “This is truly heartwarming. We aim to ensure food security, and we hope that when we gather next year, there won’t be enough space for us to display our farm products.”