Frank Nweke Jr, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Enugu, has promised to leverage the Agricultural Innovation Centre at Adaba, Uzo-Uwani, to boost economic transformation.
Mr Nweke made the promise while campaigning in the Adaba community on Thursday.
He assured the people of Uzo-Uwani that he would leverage the centre with functional markets and a good road network if elected.
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“We will help you to set up agricultural cooperatives and work through these to widen access to factors of production such as capital and capacity building,” said Mr Nweke. “Others include equipment, land, seedlings for rural farmers, people transitioning from the civil service and a new generation of agro-food entrepreneurs.”
He added, “My government will also revive the era of farming estates and attract large-scale farmers in order to open up the entire Uzo-Uwani to accelerate development. These settlements will have all the needed infrastructure to live comfortably, such as good roads, water, healthcare, schools, markets and more.”