Abuja - The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, says the Federal Government is to create 3 million jobs in the agricultural sector between 2012 and 2015.
Maku made this known in Owerri on Tuesday during the citizens’ forum to mark the end of the good governance tour of the state.
The minister said that job creation was part of the agricultural transformation agenda of the present administration.
Maku said that the Federal Government would create 30,000 in Imo under the SURE-P programme.
He said that the Egbema power project in the state was one of the 10 new power projects being executed by the present administration.
The minister said the power plant which would generate 388 kilowatts of electricity was 90 per cent completed.
Maku said the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, had been completed and modernised, adding that the Nigerian airspace now had 100 per cent radar coverage.
He said that the Port Harcourt-Owerri and Owerri-Onitsha roads were some of the Federal Government projects meant to ease transportation in the South-East.
The minister informed the people of Imo that the Federal Government was executing various projects in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri.
Maku said that the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration was determined to develop the South-East.
He commended the state government for the various projects being executed, adding that Gov. Rochas Okorocha had recorded tremendous achievements in the education sector.
In a speech at the occasion, Okorocha said that his administration had in the last 18 months recorded great achievements in the education, health, agriculture and other sectors.
The governor said that his administration was able to record the achievements due to its belief in transparency, prudence and sacrifice.
He stressed the need for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and similar agencies to ensure that corrupt government officials were brought to book.
The good governance tour is organised by the Federal Ministry of Information in conjunction with the media.
It is aimed at inspecting and showcasing government projects across the country.