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Gov. Otti assures 300 beneficiaries of state sponsored agriculture training in CSS farms support

 

 

 

Stanley Ihedigbo

Executive Governor of Abia State Dr. Alex Otti, has assured the 300 beneficiaries of the State-sponsored Modern Agricultural Skills and Practices Training Programme at CSS Integrated Farms, Nasarawa State, of the State Government’s support to enable them hit the ground running immediately.

According to the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Ukoha Njoku Ukoha, Governor Otti gave the assurance during the graduation and passing out ceremony of the Trainees which the Governor personally attended, underscoring the strategic importance of the Agric sector to his Administration.

‘For us as a government, we will do everything possible to support you to set up’. He continued, ‘Just a moment ago, I was asking Prof. (John-Kennedy Opara) what will be the best way to support you so that you will hit the ground running immediately and he shared a few ideas with me and I told him that we will work together to ensure you lack nothing to be able to set-up’.

In his address, the Governor reiterated the importance of food security, ‘Like I said before, when Prof. visited us and many of you were in the room that day, this is the most important sector of our economy. Talking about food security, everything you do is around being alive and the only way you will be alive is if you are able to eat. If you don’t have anything to eat, it’s a matter of time before you die, so we take it very, very seriously’, the Governor said.

Governor Otti congratulated the 300 beneficiaries and expressed optimism that they will put into practice, the things they have learnt and also help in training others as they return home. In his words, ‘I will want to congratulate all of you for successfully passing through the training and I have no doubt that as you come back home, you are going to be useful not just to your immediate family and community but also to the State and Humanity’.

The Executive Governor urged the beneficiaries to pass down the knowledge and skills acquired to others on their return to Abia State, ‘I have no doubt that as you go back, you will put into practice all the things you have learnt, most importantly, you will also be able to train others in Abia State’

Dr. Otti commended the beneficiaries for being good ambassadors of Abia State and expressed deep appreciation to the management and staff of CSS Global Integrated Farms for the job well done in training the beneficiaries. The member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency, Hon. Ibe Okwara Osonwa was in the Governor’s team to the farm.

Earlier in his speech, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CSS Global Integrated farms, Prof. John-Kennedy Opara gave a run-down of the training highlights. The event also featured the presentation of gifts and Certificates to the beneficiaries. Each of the beneficiary was given an electronic tablet (Gadget) containing everything they have learnt for easy reference and revision.

The beneficiaries expressed their profound gratitude to the Governor for the life-changing opportunity and thanked the management and staff of CSS Global Integrated Farms for exposing them to modern Agricultural skills and techniques. They promised to put into practice what they have learnt and also train others.

 

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