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Rep faults exclusion of Anambra, Enugu in FG’s agric growth scheme

The lawmaker said the non-inclusion of the two states in the project would affect the progress already recorded in the past years.

• July 28, 2022
Vincent Ofumelu
Vincent Ofumelu

A member of the House of Representatives, Vincent Ofumelu (PDP-Anambra), has decried the exclusion of Anambra and Enugu State in the National Agricultural Growth Scheme (NAGS).

Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja, the lawmaker said the scheme implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development failed to capture Anambra and Enugu States.

He said the problem might not be deliberate, given the pivotal role of the states in agricultural production.

Mr Ofumelu said if nothing was done, the states would be completely left out of the scheme.

He said the non-inclusion of the two states in the project would affect the progress already recorded in the past years.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives urged the ministry to include the two states in the scheme.

The House, in a resolution, mandated its Committee on Agricultural Production and Services to ensure compliance.

(NAN)

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