BusinessDay, Nigeria’s foremost business and financial daily newspaper has entered into a partnership agreement with the Cross River State Government through the Ministry of Agriculture to grow the state’s economy.
The partnership for a conference with the theme, ‘Agriculture and Food Security for Sustainable Prosperity: Cross River State Roadmap’ is to be organised by BusinessDay in collaboration with the state government.
Speaking with a team of BusinessDay at the weekend led by the Business Development Manager South-South and South East, Patrick Ijegbai, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Anthony Eneji said the partnership with the state government is a welcome development because most of the key projects of the state government are Agro-based like the rice city in Calabar, cocoa factory in Ikom, Rice Mill in Ogoja, Banana plantations in Odukpani toothpick factory in Obubura, among others.
Eneji, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Remi Ugbe, said: “We see the need to, in a mutually beneficial collaboration, bring the potentials of the State Ministry of Agriculture to the public domain.”
In his remarks, Patrick Ijegbai said that the partnership and the conference seek to bring together critical stakeholders in the agricultural value chain to identify with the massive agricultural revolution taking place in Cross River State.
MIKE ABANG, Calabar