APPEALS Project: Chief Edward Onoja Hosts Committee
Kogi State Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja has stated that the State is living up to expectations in line with the FG’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda on support policy thrusts on Food Security, Local Production, Job Creation, and Economic Diversification.
He disclosed this when he hosted Committee members of the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, and Livelihood Improvement Support– APPEALS Project in Lokoja, the State Capital.
Speaking, Chief Onoja, who is Chairman of the steering committee of the Project in the State, said His Excellency, Governor Yahaha Bello was walking the talk of his Oath of Office to give due consideration to the agricultural sector and food products such as cashew, yam, cocoyam, cassava, melon, maize, sorghum, rice, cowpea, benniseed, oil palm, fish, poultry and animal husbandry.
He espoused that the Rice Milling Plant located on 800 hectares in Ejiba, Yagba West has created job opportunities for hundreds of women and youths thereby reducing the cost of unemployment in the State.
Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Apeh had earlier welcomed the guests, revealing that the Ministry was working harmoniously with relevant stakeholders to ensure increased agricultural productivity, exports, and employment for targeted groups.
The core objective of the APPEALS Project for Nigeria is to enhance the agricultural productivity of small and medium-scale farmers and improve value addition along priority value chains in the participating states, among others.
CPS to the Deputy Governor of Kogi State.