COMMISSIONER ASSURES YOUTHS OF INPUTS, SUPPORT FOR 2018 FARMING SEASON
By Ifeoma Aniagbado
Awka, May 15, 2018 (MOC) Anambra Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanisation, Processing and Export, Mr Afam Mbanefo has assured the youth wing of Anambra State Association of Town Union (ASATU), of providing the required inputs for the 2018 farming season.
Mbanefo gave the assurance when the executive members of ASATU Youth Wing paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
``The ministry will be ready to make available the required inputs which include cassava stem, rice, maize, fertilizer and tractor services for the farming season.’’
The commissioner noted that the Ministry of Agriculture considered ASATU a fertile ground for mobilising youths of the state to key into agricultural module.
He stressed his happiness that ASATU youths had not despised the days of little beginnings.
He, however, emphasized that Gov. Willie Obiano as an Agro-friendly governor created opportunities for youth empowerment through agriculture.
The President, ASATU Youth Wing, Mr Osita Ozalagba expressed gratitude at Mbanefo’s reappointment as commissioner for agriculture.
He added that the input
support would enable them to carry out the 2018 farming activities successfully.