The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, says till date, farming remains key to sustaining the economy of Nigeria amid dwindling oil prices globally.
The Governor who stated this on Friday at the Obo-Ogu Hall and Event Centre, Mbubo, Isiala Ngwa North, during the inauguration of Chief Eric Opah into the Board of Trustee of the National Apex of Nigeria, Farmers Co-operative Societies Limited, NANFACOS, said time has come to embrace farming and agriculture fully.
Governor Ikpeazu who was represented by former Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly and Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Christopher Enweremadu, recalled the good old days when Nigeria used to be an agricultural hub in the 60s and 70s, saying that time beckons on Nigeria to retrace her steps and embrace agriculture for the benefit of the country and future generation.
He commended those who have seen the dooms day and decided to chart a new cause today for Nigeria, stating that Chief Eric Opah is a worthy son, adding that his character will ensure that funds made available for farmers get to them rightfully.
While congratulating Abia framers, he said Chief Opah will represent Abia farmers well, assuring the support of Abia State farmers to ensure that he succeeds.