AIRHIAVBERE PLEDGES TO REVIVE AGBEDE-WARRAKKE FARMS
BENIN CITY - Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Major General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd), has lamented the collapsed state of industries in the state and pledged that he would revamp them, including the abandoned state Agbede/Warrakke Farms located in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.
Airhiavbere made the promise, yesterday, during a rally held in Agbede, where thousands of party faithful came out en masse to support PDP in the scheduled July 14 election.
He said his decision to revive the industry was part of efforts to provide employments for the state's teeming youths, who roam the streets daily as well as enhance the agriculture sector of the state.
Airhiavbere said the need to restore the agriculture sector could not be over-emphasised, adding that the state was known for its large scale agriculture produce in the past.
He said that unemployment was the major cause of the alarming rate of criminality in the state.
He said: 'Edo State is practically without industry; those established years ago had been allowed to rot away by successive administrations of the state. The state has no means of employing its teeming youths.'