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Bayelsa Agric Commissioner unveils his Ministry’s 6years achievements

    Bayelsa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Duode Week has unfolded the score card of his ministry under the Restoration Government for the last six years.
   Mr. Week disclosed this during the Inter-Ministerial/Agency briefing at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre Yenagoa.
    Highlighting the achievements of his ministry, he said efforts are been made to boost its internal revenue through fish production and exportation.
   He noted that in addition to the 500 fish ponds at Yenegwe, Government has engaged Isrealis Companies to established modern fish ponds expected to be completed by the end of this year.
   According to commissioner the restoration government of Governor Seriake Dickson has done greatly by revamping the agricultural sector and trained youths.
The Commissioner who expressed regret that the country was spending 2.5Million dollars on importation of fish annually, observed that with the facilities been put in place, the state has the capacity to export fish to the market.
   He listed the investments in agricultural sector to include cassava industrialization project, empowerment of women and youths in collaboration with the Federal Government under the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), Youth training programmes under the N-Power Scheme with 112 beneficiaries.
   Others include establishment of modern abattoir and completion of veterinary hospital among others.
   In his opening remarks, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso- Markson noted that since the Agricultural sector is the key to survival in the state, the Restoration Government has massively invested in the sector and stressed the need for the people of the state to support its efforts to diversify the state economy.
   Also in his speech, the Chairman of the occasion, the Head of Service, Rev. Thomas Zidafamor explained that before oil was discovered in Nigeria; agriculture was the main stay of the country which also created a lot of employment opportunities for Nigerians.
Zidafamor also urged Bayelsans to applaud the restoration government of Governor Dickson.
   Highpoint of the programme was questions and answer as winners were given packaged fish gifts produced by the ministry.

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