The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, has promised to turn Uhonmhonde Local Government Area into the food basket of the state on assumption of office in November.
The APC flag bearer made the declaration in Ehor, headquarters of Uhonmhonde Local Government Area, while addressing party faithfuls during his campaign tour of the area.
According to Obaseki, who spoke in Pidgin, Uhonmhonde is blessed with a huge expanse of very fertile arable land that is suitable for food and cash crops even in commercial quantities.
“The entire length and breath of Uhonmhonde is so rich and fertile that it can become the food basket of the state if properly harnessed. In line with our agricultural revival and economic development, we will harness Uhonmhonde’s agricultural potential to the fullest”, he noted.
Obaseki added that for its rich endowments in natural resources, his administration is prepared to turn Uhonmhonde into the state’s food basket as its economic blueprint places emphasis on agricultural development and industrialization as major planks in his quest to create 200,000 jobs in four years.
“Uhonmhonde is very key to my agricultural development plan because of its rich natural endowments and inherent potential in agriculture. Let me assure you that in line with our development plans, we will turn this place into the food basket of the state.”