Governor Okezie Ikpeazu says that the Abia State Authorities will maintain its partnership with the Micheal Okpara College of Agriculture, Umudike in working in the direction of making a extra sturdy financial system for the grassroots with girls and youth inclusion in focus.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said this on Wednesday, whereas receiving a delegation of the Vice-Chancellor of Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umudike, Professor Maduebibisi Iwe and his administration staff who known as on him in Authorities Home, Umuahia.
He mentioned it’s because of this that the administration is bent on establishing agro-based cottage industries within the 17 LGAs, particularly within the areas of palm kernel oil processing, cassava processing and rice milling. Based on him, 6 LGAs have been chosen for the pilot scheme which might quickly take off, whereas gear for the industries have since arrived within the state from India.
Governor Ikpeazu mentioned that the State authorities can be open to partnership with the College to see how one can do reverse engineering on the potential for fabricating and producing agro-equipment, resembling those imported from India. He famous that the best problem of the Nigerian Universities is how one can bridge the hole between analysis findings and precise innovations to place them to on a regular basis use.
The Governor mentioned his authorities can be keen to assist the patronage of the innovations of MOUA because the State yearns for financial growth. He additionally assured that the federal government will give the Visitation Panel the enabling setting to do their job. He congratulated the brand new administration staff of the college and directed the SSG to take up the problem of the Certificates of Occupancy of the varsity which they mentioned has been excellent whereas commiserating with them on the lack of the previous Vice-Chancellor, Late Professor Otunta.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umudike, Professor Maduebibisi Iwe mentioned the go to was to current himself because the sixth Vice-Chancellor of the College, his administration in addition to presenting the Presidential Visitation Panel of the varsity to the Governor. He requested the Governor to proceed to increase his goodwill to the varsity as it’s the solely specialised college of its type within the South East and South-South space.
He thanked the Governor for his encouragement and assist that led to his emergence as the brand new Vice-Chancellor and expressed their readiness to companion with the State within the space of agriculture. He reminded him that the land allotted to the College since 1994 has not been correctly documented by the State.
Contributing, the Chairman of the Visitation Panel, Professor Suleman Adeyemi mentioned, the aim of constituting the Visitation Panel by Mr. President, is to evaluate efficiency of the college in governance, tutorial customary, administration of funds, workers and college students relationships amongst others.
Deputy Governor Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, Secretary to Authorities, Barrister Chris Ezem, Honorable Commissioner for Finance, Dr Aham Ukoh, State Head of Service, Sir Onyi Onyii Wamah and Deputy Chief of Workers within the workplace of the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani have been amongst prime officers of the State Authorities who witnessed the occasion.
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