8,500 A’Ibom Farmers Get Govt Support For Agro-Allied Ventures

Dakkada Business Forum
Dakkada Business Forum

A total of 8,500 farmers in the state have benefited from government’s support to establish businesses in the agro-allied sector as part of the efforts to boost production and ensure food sufficiency.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr. Sam Edoho, who stated this in Uyo Tuesday during Dakkada Business Forum, described investment in fish farming, palm fruit cultivation, palm oil processing and other ventures in the past two years of Governor Emmanuel’s administration as tremendous.

Edoho said more than 500 new entrepreneurs have been empowered with training programmes in the state under the new initiative of the Dakkada philosophy.

“All these are in addition to various opportunities we have attracted to our people through firms like MTN who gave starter packs to 600 youths to start their telecommunications business, Nigerpet, Hensek and others”, he stated.