Farm settlements to be reactivated soon – Abia D.Gov

Abia State Deputy Governor, Engr Ikechukwu Emetu has reassured Abians of Government’s commitment to revive all abandoned farm settlements across the State.

Engr Emetu who made the assurance during an inspection tour of the Ukwa Nkporo Palm oil Plantation decried the lack of attention by past administrations over such massive investment.

Speaking while addressing newsmen, the Deputy Governor expressed displeasure over the abandoned palm estate and its moribund state due to lack of political will by previous administrations to take advantage of the economic potentials that should have been harnessed with the palm oil plantation.

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He however reiterated the determined efforts of the present administration under the leadership of Dr Alex Otti towards developing and improving the agricultural sector for food security, job creation and improved revenue of the State.

In his remarks, the Deputy Mayor of Ohafia Local Government Area, Chief Mkpa Oku Uka while appreciating the Deputy Governor embarking on the tour, explained that the farm settlement became moribund due to abandonment by past governments.

He pleaded with the State Government to step into the palm estate to ensure its revival, community development and for the presence of the Government to be felt in the community.

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The Deputy Mayor of Ohafia LGA lamented that the neighboring community of Oso Edda in Ebonyi State has been encroaching into the farm to harvest the yields, which has led to various clashes between the two communities and expressed optimism that the visit will yield the desired result of recovering and reviving of the palm plantation.