Umahi Urges Youths To Go Into Agriculture, Says it is a Good Alternative To the Oil-driven Economy – VOICE OF THE EAST


Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, yesterday, called on the people of
Ebonyi state to get involved in Agriculture as the sector remains a sure
alternative to Nigeria’s oil-driven economy. Governor Umahi stated this during
the launching/inauguration of the Excos of the state’s chapter of the National
Sesame Seed Association of Nigeria (NSSAM) at the Akanu Ibiam International
Centre Conference Centre, Abakaliki, that the country’s economy will be boosted
beyond its current levels with the full participation of Nigerians in

Governor was represented by the state commissioner for Agriculture and Natural
Resources, Chief Moses Nomeh. The commissioner also added that with the youths
participating in agriculture, the rate of restiveness among the youth and
societal vices will drastically be reduced.

He said:

“We have lots of golden opportunities in Agriculture. What we need now is an Agriculture-driven economy as oil prices are going down. Youth participation in Agriculture will boost the economy and reduce societal vices.

“There will be an enabling environment for SESAME to strive. We have a lot of opportunities in Agriculture. We encourage young people to go into farming because there are lots of opportunities therein. Agriculture is a sure alternative to oil. We bring every information on Agriculture to the grassroots. The policy of Government is one man 5 hectre.”

The state is the first State in the whole Southern part of the country to successfully lunch and inaugurate her State Chapter of this great Association.

“It is relevant and important to disclose at this point that Sesame Seed is currently the number one leading foreign exchange earner to the country’s economy today. Therefore, Ebonyi State farmers’ decision to choose Sesame Seed ahead of all other states in the Southern part of this country is a pearl of very timely wisdom.”

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