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NEWS UPDATE: Abia seeks partnership with French Govt on agriculture, other developments

NEWS UPDATE: Abia seeks partnership with French Govt on agriculture, other developments

Abia Province Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has canvassed for greater cooperation betwixt the Province and the French Authorities to assist develop the agriculture sector, micro little and medium scale enterprises as good as the Enyimba Economical City Projection.

Speaking in Paris during a coming together with the French Government minister For Merchandise and Commerce, Franck Riester, Governor Ikpeazu who applauded the existing human relationship betwixt the French Authorities and the people of Abia Province, called for greater engagement in the areas of livestock farming with specific focus on Efi Igbo, vocational preparation for Abia youths who are willing to engage in agriculture, aquaculture, processing and export of agricultural products as good as back up for evolution of the MSMEs in the province with specific reference to those engaged in export of Made-in-Aba brands.

Governor Ikpeazu who led a delegation including the Coordinator of Abia Province Education for Occupation (E4E) Agency, Mr Ndubuisi Endi Ezengwa, Commissioner Nominee and former Commissioner for Agriculture, Prof Ikpechukwu Mgbeoji, Coordinator of Abia Livestock Farmers Organization, Dr Uchenna Onyeizu, agricultural expert, Master Nonso Ogbunamiri, a fellow member of Abia Livestock Farmers Organization, Master Okey Ahaiwe, amongst others, described the Enyimba Economical City Projection as the single biggest evolution agenda in Nigeria and Africa nowadays and called on the French authorities and investors to key into the projection.

Governor Ikpeazu, who has since returned to the country described the trip as highly successful stating that his administration will proceed to seek partnerships that will ultimately ensure superior life for the people of the province.

“Our focus remains to bequeath a superior Abia to the people of the province who trusted us with their mandate and this trip is one of many such efforts. We are hopeful that a lot of positives will come up out of the engagement”, he said.

The see which was facilitated by the French Diplomatic mission in Nigeria also reviewed the planned establishment of a TVET Village at Nsulu in partnership with Schneider Electric of French Republic. Other areas that were discussed included: waste to free energy projection, bamboo plantation, production and its value chain, solar electricity generation and solar street lighting.

Other province governors who attended the program include those of Jigawa, Ondo, Oyo and Kwara spell former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo was also nowadays.

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