By Mitchelle Uzorka, 10:05am
An Agriculturist in Rivers state, Emmanuel Ogbonda is calling on the state government to take on its responsibility by reviving Songhai farm in Tai, School to Land in Obio/Akpor local government areas in order to boost food production across the state.
Ogbonda who is the Supervising Agric Trade Group, Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, maintained that if the cassava processing plant and other government acquired farm lands is immediately put into use as the farming season sets in, it will greatly help curb hunger and food shortage experienced presently.
He urged the state government to employ the right people with the interest to run, improve and revive the Agric sector, as Agriculture remains the only source to boost the state and nation’s GDP if given adequate attention.
Ogbonda also called on government at all levels to redefine agriculture. He said this can be achieved by allocating huge budgets to the Agric sector. ” the sector is dwindling due to lack of appropriate funding to the real farmers”.