Ikpeazu wants government to ban food importation


Victor Ikpeazu

Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on the Federal Government to formulate and adopt policy, aimed at stopping the importation of foods, as a way of encouraging the cultivation and consumption of locally- produced foods

Ikpeazu, while making the proposal in a chat with newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital, said his government has plans to grow the state into becoming the poultry capital of the southeast geo-political zone.

The governor had in October 2015, in Atlanta, USA, promised to replicate the agriculture/poultry status of the area in Abia State.

He explained that under this projection, the government would, in collaboration with the Obasanjo Farms Ltd, establish a poultry village in the state, where farmers will take day old-chicks to for breeding, while government provides the facilities required for poultry production in the village.

Ikpeazu said the project was part of his government’s strives to revitalise agriculture and boost food production, adding that members of the state executive council will, from this farming season establish their own farms.

The governor, who pledged to give agriculture top priority, charged youths to take advantage of the project, which would also involve oil palm plantation, massive cassava and cocoa production, among others.

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1 Comment
  • Ralf

    Obj farms governor?…So there are no mechanized farmers in Abia state or those who can do wht Obj used d Nigerian stolen money to do in Ota wit your govts participation n help?..

    Innoson motors did not learn or start car production frm any northerner or SW pple… U hv shown tht u are not serious in turning d lives of Abia pple around..U are in d USA where they hv lots of world class farmers n top agric schools… Still u think tht Obj farms will b d helping factor in making Abia state an agric viable state…Joker!