March 28 2024

Enugu 8th Assembly, Kenneth Eze unveil new plans to tackle food insecurity

Deputy Chief Whip of Enugu State House of Assembly, Princess (Hon.) Obiajulu Ugwu, has unveiled new plans towards tackling food insecurity in the state.

Speaking on Tuesday in event hosted alongside Enugu State Young Farmers Association (ENSFYA), Princess Ugwu who is representing Enugu South Rural Constituency in the 8th Assembly taught, among other things, that the first step was to understand the need to have a farm.

“If we must have a garden, we must (first) become gardeners,” the lawmaker told her elated audience among whom she had earlier distributed over 300 sack of varieties of plants.

Since inception, the administration of Governor Peter Mbah, through various policies, has made farming attractive to young people in the state.

ENSYFA President, Hon. Kenneth Eze, during his speech, extended his appreciation to Governor Mbah and to the entire 8th Assembly.

“It’s indeed remarkable that, perhaps for the first time in our history, that a principal officer in the state Assembly could make herself so accessible to common men in the street.

“We thank you, amiable lawmaker. Please send our greetings to our workaholic governor and to the House. The youths are happy,” Hon. Eze said.

On his part, the youths’ champion shared tones of yam seedlings to a nearly 5,000 farmers.

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February 24 2024


Enugu State Commissioner for Agriculture and Agro-Industrialization, Hon. Patrick Ubru, has reassured the youths of the state of the government readiness to fully utilize the young people’s potentials in carrying out most of the programmes in the Ministry.

Ubru said this on Friday when he received the Enugu State Young Farmers Association.

According to him, the administration of Governor Peter Mbah is specially interested in young people who have dropped their ego and are redefining the concept of farming in Enugu.

Reacting to Ubru’s warm reception, the leader of the farmers association and former candidate for Udi local government area Chairmanship, Mr. Kenneth Eze, agreed that Gov. Mbah is sincere in his efforts to revolutionize agriculture through youths’ participation.

“We thank you so much Honourable Commissioner for the warm reception. We thank you more for what you’re already doing through the youths.

“Be rest assured sir that we’re ready to participate fully in achieving the state’s goals and we’ll never let you down,” Eze said.

Mbah-led administration has acquired over 12 million acres of land for agricultural purposes, having already cultivated thousands acres with cash crops.

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February 17 2024


Nigeria’s top political organizer and ultimate leader of the Obidient Movement, Comr Kennedy Iyere, has talked tough as he emerges candidate of Accord Party ahead of Edo State 2024 gubernatorial election.

Five aspirants voluntarily stepped down to pave way for Iyere’s victory in the rancour-free primary election held today, February 17, in Benin City, the state capital.

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) oversaw the exercise in compliance to the rules and guidelines before security agents, good number of civil society organizations (CSOs), party officials and members.

During his acceptance speech, Iyere unveiled his running mate while also gave overview of the robust campaign he is prepared to run.

“Thank God for the primary conducted today by Accord Party, which produced me as the first Candidate for the 2024 Edo Guber Poll.

“My Running Mate or Deputy Candidate is Bright Enabulele and together we shall pull the sufficient votes required for our desired victory.

“We are forming a coalition of not fewer than 6 political parties who will provide the formidable political platform needed to dislodge the APC and PDP in Edo State and rescue the indigenes and other inhabitants of Edo State from the misery of hunger, deprivation, unemployment and extreme poverty.

“Edo State is politically and economically broken by its failed past and present political leaders. The time to fix Edo State is now or never, hence we have adopted FIX-EDO-2024 PROJECT as our campaign theme,” he said.

Several polls show that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would stand no chance in the coming election owing to its many anti-people policies.

And Iyere, starting earliest as the first candidate in the race and by choosing a great man as running mate, has edge, analysts say.

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