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Ugwuanyi Holds Emergency Meeting Over Insecurity

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The Government of Enugu State, yesterday held an emergency security meeting at the Government House, Enugu, to review the security situation in the State.

According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the meeting, which was chaired by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, was attended by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi and all the heads of Security Agencies in the State.

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Meanwhile, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has organised a 5-day intensive training for over eighty (80) indigenous Agric extension workers in modern farming techniques under the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)/New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) Small Holder Farmers Project.

The training, according to the Coordinator of AUDA/NEPAD, Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Mabel Agbo, will usher in the actual implementation of the Small Holder Farmer Project in the state.

Mrs. Agbo added that the programme will expose the participating farmers to international best practices in agricultural techniques for optimal results.

Flagging off the training in Enugu, tagged ‘Train the Trainers Workshop’, the AUDA/NEPAD State Coordinator enjoined the participants to show dedication and pay adequate attention, adding that the success of the AUDA/NEPAD farming project rests with them as “we are relying on you to impart religiously the knowledge you receive here to the two thousand farmers who will be participating in the AUDA/NEPAD project”.

Commending Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration for financing the training, the AUDA/NEPAD State Coordinator disclosed that ‘These two thousand benefitting farmers are expected to engage in the following value chain: poultry, piggery, fishery, cassava, rice, maize, Nsukka pepper production, snail production, palm kernel oil processing etc’.

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