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Akwa Ibom plans committee to boost food security

12 June 2015, 14:11Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - In a move aimed at boosting food adequacy in the area, the Akwa Ibom State Government has indicated its readiness to establish a technical committee to enhance direct foreign investments in the agricultural sector.

State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, said his administration would select some experienced individuals for the committee.

Emmanuel hinted at such plans during a thanksgiving service for his Deputy, Moses Ekpo, at St. John`s Pro-Cathedral Parish in Abak.

Also Read:Emmanuel declares three day fast in Akwa Ibom

It could not be ascertained if Ekpo was considered for the role in the proposed committee but Emmanuel described him as “a man with the wider experience in the public service” who he hoped would make more meaningful contributions to raise the state to “higher pedestals of life.”

Among top officials that included his thanksgiving services are one-time military administrator of the state, Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga, former deputy governor, Dr Chris Ekpenyong, the Pro-Chancellor of University of Benin, Senator Effiong Bob, one-time Minister for Lands and Housing, Chief Nduese Essien, a former Commissioner, Dr Ini Adiakpan, Akwa Ibom State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Obong Paul Ekpo and the Chairman of the Akwa Ibom Traditional Rulers Council, Edidem Silas Akpan, among others.

- CAJ News


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