Agric commissioner urges FG to prioritise state in L-PRES project implementation

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Nnamdi Onukwuba

THE Anambra State Commissioner for Agriculture, Nnamdi Onukwuba, has called on the federal government to accord priority to Anambra in the implementation of Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project, L-PRES.

The project is a six-year plan assisted by the World Bank with development objectives to improve livestock productivity and commercialisation of selected value chains to strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to emergencies.

While receiving the delegation from the office of the National Coordination L-PRES led by Eucharia Ezeudegbunam, on a courtesy visit in his office, the commissioner made a strong case for other implementation partners to fully establish the project in the state.

He said that the state Government had made Agriculture one of its development pillars, which enabled it to attract partnership and support by donor agencies in various projects.

The L-PRES National Coordinator, Winnie Solarin, represented by Ezeudegbunam told the commissioner that the state was part of the 12 states chosen for the project.

She added that out of the 12 states, Anambra was among the three successful ones identified for documentation, preparatory to full implementation in the nearest future.

The team leader said they were in the state for a 3-Day value chain profiling and analysis to identify stakeholders with a view to scaling up production and even for export in accordance with global best practices.

The permanent secretary of the Ministry, Stephanie Kelly- Uzor, explained that the state would provide needed support services to enable the project to take off in the state.

She commended the delegation for considering it proper to visit the state and assured them of the readiness of all stakeholders in the value chain activities to swing into action for the success of the project.

– Dec. 2, 2020 @ 18:15 GMT |

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