Governor Otti Pledges Support For 300 Graduates Of State’s Sponsored Agric Training Program

 

Abia State Governor, 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.

 

Governor Otti who gave the assurance during the graduation and passing out ceremony of the Trainees which the Governor personally attended, underscored 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.

 

“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”.

The Governor while reiterating the importance of food security, described Agriculture as one of the important sectors of the economy hence the seriousness his government attaches to it.

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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.

“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.

 

“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”, he said.

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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.

 

Earlier, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CSS Global Integrated farms, Prof. John-Kennedy Opara gave a run-down of the training highlights.

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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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.