Abuja - The Akwa Ibom State Government has
concluded plans to recruit 10 000 youths in the agricultural sector.
State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, disclosed the plans during
a solidarity visit by leaders of major socio-cultural organizations at the
Government House in Uyo.
He said the employment would give premium to the youths
of the state who were earlier sent to Israel for training on mechanized
He said the move was to ensure indigenes of the state had
"earned a living rather than begged for it."
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"If we don't plant today, there may not be harvest
tomorrow to sustain the people. An over dependence on oil does not do the
economy any good," he said.
He said his administration was committed to exploiting
the agricultural potential of the state to its maximum advantage by ensuring
that the abundant hectares of land were put to use.
Delegation spokesperson, Mboho Etukakpan,
informed the Governor that all the socio-cultural organizations in the state
had decided to visit him to declare their solidarity.
- CAJ News