The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano last Sunday took the success story of the Anambra vegetable export to the church, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Obiano who was at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, capital of Anambra State with the wife, beckoned on citizens of the State to embrace the new trend by taking agriculture and farming seriously.
He gave this as part of his response after his conferment with Grand Pillar award, while his wife Ebelechukwu, also received the Mother of Charity award from the Justice, Development and Peace Centre (JDPC), at launch of N150 million projects.
Obiano told the congregation as he acknowledged the award that Anambra’s vegetables sell like hot cakes overseas.
He also said that in the next one year, Anambra would export its brand of rice. The state would procure license for farmers who would in turn export the farm produce after it is certified to be of high quality.
“Vegetable is a goldmine waiting to be explored. When I said we would provide jobs for some thousands of youths from the state I did not know I was underestimating the obvious,” he said.
In addition, he encouraged Anambrarians to plant vegetables in their farm lands and backyards because, “Anambra soil is suitable for many crops.
Gov. Obiano further stated that even in his compound in the United States of America, he planted bitter leaf and used to give it to visitors as gifts.
He thanked the JDPC for the award bestowed on him and wife, just as he promised to assist churches where he can.
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