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Lawmaker makes case for robust Agric policy to boost food productions

By The Citizen


A lawmaker in Anambra, Mr Ikechukwu Umeh (APGA- Aguata 1), on Friday described agriculture as a global trend to revamp the economy of countries.

Umeh made the remark in Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area, during a meeting with his constituents from Mkpologwu, Amesi, Uga, Akpo, Umuchu and Achina.

He described agriculture as a major issue in addressing unemployment and urged the people of his constituency to embrace it.

Umeh said the government at various levels had taken agriculture as a serious business and was determined to return it to its former glory.

“The governments have realised the mistake of neglecting agriculture in the past, so they have injected so much money to bring up the sector to an enviable level.

“Before the oil boom, agriculture was our main source of living, so we are going back to the base. Anambra is blessed with agricultural seeds that can sustains generations,' he said.

The legislator advised the constituents to make themselves available for the agricultural loans which the federal government gave as financial assistance to people in the sector.

He urged youths in the area to take to agriculture as a means of employment and to depend less on white collar jobs, adding that there must be dignity in any labour one chose.

The legislator said he had graded all the roads in the constituency to make them motorable for transporting farm produce and during festivals.

He said that the dilapidated primary schools in the constituency had been reconstructed, adding that he assisted 20 youths into various higher institutions as a way of encouraging literacy.

Mr Tochukwu Okonkwo,  a member of the constituency, commended the lawmaker, adding that his tenure had yielded lots of dividends to the communities.