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Anambra to export 1m tubers of yam to Europe

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Monday, 27 February 2017

Anambra to export 1m tubers of yam to Europe

Anambra State government has announced plans to export one million tubers of yam, as well as other vegetables to the United Kingdom. Governor Willie Obiano, who made the disclosure in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, also said the state would soon produce 550,000, eggs per day to meet the needs of the people. He said his administration had invested heavily on agriculture in the past three years aimed at cushioning the effect of the current economic recession on the citizenry. According to Obiano, the state had trained some personnel that would handle the exportation, which would directly and indirectly create employment for the teeming unemployed youths in the state. He reiterated his resolve to always intervene in the plight of the citizenry by improving their living standard especially in this period of economic downturn. Last year, the state boasted of exporting vegetables (Ugu and Onugbu) valued at $5m to Europe.

Source: www.dailytrust.com.ng