Imo State Government has signed an MoU with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority on the provision of Agricultural platforms and projects in Imo State.
This is in a bid to continue to open up and diversify the state’s economy. Governor Hope Uzodimma has continued to leverage opportunities provided by the Federal Government and other multinational agencies to drive home rural development schemes.
The Management of National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) and other delegates led by Prince Paul Ikonne, MD/CEO NALDA were in the Government House in Owerri yesterday to endorse a Memorandum of Understanding with the Imo State Government.
His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma in his remarks, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for rolling out the Agro program for the supply of food security and gainful employment Imo youths.
Governor Uzodimma speaking further disclosed that the Agro projects will help revamp all the abandoned Agro projects and allied industries through the Pilot program of NALDA in Imo. The Governor, further gave assurances of his support to ensure the smooth completion of the projects.
He also urged NALDA to go beyond livestock and look into other Agro projects as the Imo state Government has more plans to providing food security beyond Imo State and export food items from the Imo Cargo Airport.
MD of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, commended the Governor for having Imo State at heart by supporting NALDA projects. “We are in the era of farming and NALDA is providing the platform. The MoU signed will empower over 4000 Imo youths and “we are just giving Imolites direction to make money” Prince Ikonne stated.