Ebonyi acclaimed for agriculture, says Umahi

The agriculture sector is one area that Ebonyi State has regained national prominence and got accolades even from President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor David Umahi declared yesterday.

He noted that the outgone year was memorable for his administration in the area of physical infrastructure, promising better days ahead.

In a communication yesterday in Abakaliki, the governor said: “We are entering the year 2017 with an assured hope for positive changes. Assurances of total turn around in all areas of our individual and collective lives.”

Umahi continued: “As a government, we are thankful to God that Ebonyi is among the few states of the federation where civil servants went home with their salaries from January to December and were paid by 15th of every month. We have even done more than that by paying the 13-month salary to all civil servants. This we have done for two years running.

“It is a thing of joy that Ebonyi is now a reference point in terms of agriculture. I am highly glad that Ebonyians keyed into our vision to make agriculture our principal income earner. We will not lose our focus and vision in this area in 2017.”

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