Imo government pledges to address food scarcity

Imo state logoEMEKA OKONKWO 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Deputy Governor of Imo, Prince Eze Madumere, has  pledged the state administration’s commitment to develop farming and boost food availability in the region.

He assured them of Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha’s readiness to ensure the industry was made attractive and profitable.

Madumere said most of the countries in Europe relied majorly on agribusiness to ensure food security, and wondered why yet to be developed  states like Imo, blessed with fertile soil, should not consider  agriculture a priority.

He also decried the lack of food sufficiency in the state and the  Southeast in general, regretting 80 percent dependence of the states on
imported food from either other states of the federation or foreign staple food thereby causing capital flight and the devaluation of Naira.

He therefore called on the traditional rulers to drive home the importance of back-to-farm policy and ensure that people are mobilized towards  achieving a diversified Imo economy especially in those areas they have a comparative advantage.

The government official meanwhile decried the danger the present situation of sole dependence on crude oil presented for the people of Imo State and  Nigeria at large.

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