- Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015
The Federal Government, through the Cross River Basin Development Authority, is to establish a Songhai Model Integrated Farming System in the State, and had also promised to do same in Akwa Ibom state two weeks ago.
In Cross River State, the Managing Director of the Authority, Bassey Nkposong, said the farm will be sited at the Mbiabo Ikoneto Community, as Government is ready to change the mindset of the youth towards a conscious appreciation of Agriculture, as a way out of Nigeria’s economic woes.
He said the Project would engage women, youths, and unemployed graduates from the Community, noting that the Authority was not buying land from the community, but partnering with them with a view to adding value and improving farms productivity.
While appreciating the Mbiabo Ikoneto Community for accepting to host the Authority, the Managing Director, said when the formal Memorandum of Understanding is signed; the terms of engagement would be spelt out for the smooth take-off of the Project.
Photo Caption: A FARMER ON A FARM