Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Agricultural Land Development Authority, Pledges Food Sufficiency

Polycarp Sola -Abakaliki

The newly appointed executive secretary of the Ebonyi State Agricultural Land Development Authority, Hon. Maxwell Nwali, has pledged to ensure food sufficiency in the state.

Hon. Nwali, who is the chairman of the pioneer councilors forum from 1999 to 2002, stated this while interacting with journalists at a reception organized in his residence in Abakaliki to mark his appointment into the position by Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru.

“I thank God for the grace to call me up to this service, and I will not only generate revenue but I will ensure that there is food sufficiency in Ebonyi State, surplus to the extent that we will export to other places.” Nwali said.

He commended Governor Nwifuru on the revitalization of moribond industries across the state and said he would use his position to consolidate the gesture by harnessing the available lands in the state for agricultural purposes to achieve the goal of food sufficiency for all.

“We are going to put all our land in the state that is agric oriented to its sufficiency by putting it into production; we are going to turn every land to be productive; we are going to take over all the farm lands in Ebonyi State and incorporate the owners to be supervisors; while the government will fund the inputs of the land, those that own the land will become supervisors after we have cultivated.” He added.

Hon. Nwali noted the government’s readiness to engage productive farmers in the state in order to boost food production and ensure sufficiency, relying on Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru’s core determination to uplift the standard of the people.

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