Newly sworn-in governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has inaugurated a 14-man think tank agriculture committee, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Obiano, NaijaAgroNet gathered charged the Committee to draw-up the operational blueprint for revolutionizing agriculture in Anambra State.
The Committee, which has 33-point Terms of Reference, include "mapping of the State to determine which areas/zones that have the right soil and topography to produce cassava, maize, soya beans, vegetables and rice in commercial quantities," among others.
NaijaAgroNet further gathered that the Committee is to determine how much food Anambra produces; how much the state consumes, and what is the critical gap in food production and how to fill that gap and ensure food security and export but more importantly to confer a food production comparative advantage on the state.
Members of the Committee are, Prof. C.P.E. Omaliko (Chairman), Mr. Ndubusi Menakaya (Member/Secretary), Prof. Nath Nwonwu, Mr Victor Ikeli, Hon. Emma Makeudo, Dr. Michael Chike Ikwele, Dr. Raymond Onweluzo, Dr. Chris Okeke, Mr. Isaac Mbanefo, Mr. Ebenezer Ikechukwu Ubaka, Dr. Ernest Igwe, Mr. Nnamdi Mekoh, Engr. Emeka John Okafor and Mr Albert Odukwe.
The Committee has thirty days to complete its work.
Pix: Gov Obiano and SSG Oseloka with committee members.