Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike has stated that the Rivers State Government is promoting food security by encouraging young people to embrace agriculture. Speaking during programmes to mark the 2016 World Food Day organised by the promoters of Port Harcourt International Festival on Sunday, Justice Nyesom-Wike said that the Wike administration has taken measures to improve food production in the state.
The Wife of the Rivers State Governor who was represented by the State Commissioner for Agriculture , Mrs Onimim Jack said with young people participating in agriculture , the state will not experience food shortages. She said: “We have introduced practical agriculture in our schools across the state. The aim is to ensure that each school with a space has a farm where students will practice agriculture .”
The Rivers First Lady who addressed inmates at the Port Harcourt Remand Home urged the children in the home to ensure that they learn fish farming which was reintroduced to the home.The Wife of the Rivers State Governor flagged off the reintroduction of fish farming at the Port Harcourt Remand Home by introducing fingerlings into the two rehabilitated ponds in the correction facility. She said fish farming at the correctional facility will help build the nutrition of inmates as they will produce for their own consumption.
Later at the day two of the Port Harcourt Food Festival, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike expressed satisfaction that youths in the state are driving food security through a project to encourage food production and appropriate consumption.
In a lecture, Prof Ebiegberi Alogoa said that the Niger Delta has been pivotal to the emergence of several types of cuisines across the country .
Initiator of the Port Harcourt International Food Festival , Mr Kenneth Kalio said that the festival is aimed at promoting the business aspects of food, the nutritional value and also ensure food security .
Highpoint of the Second Day of the Port Harcourt Food Festival was the inspection of different food stands by the representative of the Wife of the Rivers State Governor .
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