Tuesday, September 27, 2011

‘The Delta food basket bid’

25 September 2011

Given the voracious attention on crude oil in the Niger Delta as the mainstay of the economy, the Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan-led administration has made  concerted efforts  to add agriculture to Delta State economic power.  The state commissioner for agriculture, Hon.  Misan Ukubeyinje, unveils the state’s  focus on  commercialising rice and cassava production, among others.


What are your plans to ease  food scarcity in Delta State?

We do not have food scarcity in  Delta  State;  we are only trying to follow the programme of FSP which is in line with  global speculation that food will be scarce, so we are trying to prevent that scenario in our state. This we want to achieve by making Delta State surplus in food and not only in oil.

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