Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, is seriously giving the people of his state every course to smile as he tries to create an enabling environment for with sustainable development in the state.
Governor Udom who is set along with the indigenes of the state to celebrate the state as it turns 30, could not hide how happy he feels seeing the state grow in terms of agriculture.
The governor has been busy seeing that the state is well developed without dependency on the federal allocation and as such his cabinet have been able to ensure that they achieve great things silently.
The governor and his team have been able to record huge investment in the agricultural sector with the creation of farm land for Tomatoes plantation and cattle rearing.
With its achievement in the sector so far, the state is planning on establishing a first of its kind tomato puree processing factory which will help create employment opportunities for its youths.
According to the governor, “I am pleased with the successes of our investments in the agricultural sector. We are now set to establish a first of its kind tomato puree processing factory. Tomatoes harvested from our special Greenhouses and in other parts of #AkwaIbom will serve as raw materials for the proposed factory.
“I have read several mails, questioning why we embarked on the cattle ranch project in Adadia, Uruan. Let me use this medium to say that as a good leader, I am deeply interested in the lives of my people. Let us not forget that human growth is about lifestyle. In other parts of the world,people drink fresh milk. So as a leader, you have to be interested in what your people eat. Our cattle ranch comes with a fully integrated cattle farm that will produce dairy products like milk, cheese, meat, hide&skin etc. Presently, 90 to 95% of people working on the ranch are indigenes of #AkwaIbom State. By the time they leave,they should be able to establish their own farms. When completed,our people will get quality meat at a more affordable price. It is imperative, that we go into massive agricultural production so as to ensure increased food production & sustainable development.”