Edo govt’ll invest N5bn in agric sector – Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration will invest over N5bn in the agricultural sector to create more jobs and guarantee food security in the state.

According to a statement from the Edo government house, Obaseki said this while speaking to beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s social investment programme, N-Power, at an event tagged “Better Future.”

The governor said over 10,000 people were expected to benefit from the investment in the state.

 He said, “From January next year, we are preparing over N5bn to be invested in agriculture and we expect that it will attract many people in the state.

“We are setting up agricultural clusters where farmers can sell their produce. We are also getting farmers to bring their produce to the cluster for processing.”

He described the N-Power programme as a world-class programme and urged beneficiaries to see it as an opportunity to gain skills and work experience that they could use to build a future for themselves.

He added, “We applaud the Federal Government for introducing the programme, we believe in the programme and have keyed into it, like no other state.

“We want you to see N-Power as a stepping stone to your achievements in life and it offers you more opportunities in the state where your skills can be fully harnessed.”
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