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Akwa Ibom Government, Partners with Benin Republic-Based Firm, Songhai Farm to Boost Food Production

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Akwa Ibom State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Benin Republic-based agriculture firm, Songhai Farms Initiatives Nigeria, to drive a technologically driven, food production and business-oriented agricultural revolution in the state.

Governor Umo Eno while receiving the Songhai delegation yesterday at Government House, Uyo, the state capital, maintained that the MoU is a long-term pact between the state government and Songhai Farm Investment Nigeria for the replication of a model farm in Akwa Ibom in line his administration’s A.R.I.S.E. Agenda blueprint which anchors on food production, tourism, youth development, and job creation amongst others.

They assured of the availability of land in the state to kick start the project on a small and medium scale and stressed the need for a technology transfer plan as a condition for expanding to enable young Akwa Ibomites to run the model profitably with ease and pleasure within his first term in office.

Founder of the Agropreneur company, Songhai Farm  Initiatives Nigeria, Prof. Godfrey Nzamujo, commended the vision of the State administration in partnering with Songhai Farm Initiatives for the agricultural investment, assuring that the company will create a paradigm shift in agricultural production in the State and  soliciting a cordial investment partnership with the state administration.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Offiong Offor signed the MOU on behalf of the State government while Prof. Godfrey Nzamujo signed for the company.

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