The state governor, Engr. David Umahi, at an event, organized at the State University permanent site, Ezzamgbo, to demonstrate the efficiency of the equipment, noted that the state government would soon introduce irrigation farming in the state.
He said government was ready to provide all the funds needed to boost rice production in every part of the state.
While re-affirming his administration’s commitment to turn around the fortunes of the state through rice production, Governor Umahi stated that his government would purchase three bulldozers to boost farming activities.
In his speech, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Barrister Uchenna Orji observed that the event was the practical “manifestation of the political will of the state governor, Chief David Umahi to mechanize and commercialize Agriculture in the state.”
Barr. Orji noted that the event was the out come of the colloquium on rice production convoked by the state Governor on the need to tap the incentives and potentials in rice production.
He stated that the event was to train the farmers on the use of farm machinery to attain the full accomplishment of the state Government’s desired to make Agriculture the hub of the state’s economy.
Some of the equipment demonstrated at the occasion include; manual, power tiller, manual transplanter, weeder, motorized transplanter, power tiller and grain winnower.