Enugu APC guber  candidate promises massive agricultural devp, others

By Newslineglobal.com

Enugu state  gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections,  Uchenna Nnaji,has promised to prioritize agriculture  if elected.

This he said,  he would do by creating  10 hectares of land in each of the three  senatorial zones of the state 

 Nnaji disclosed this on Friday in Enugu, in a Business Community meeting  organised for governorship candidates by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) and the Enugu Coalition for Business and Professional Association (ECOBA).

He said he will use government resources to prepare the land and allocate same to young people and other farmers to cultivate with provision of financial support, improved seedlings and machineries so that the state can produce for local and export.

He also said that  his administration would establish Enugu State Development Bank with a capital base of N250 billion to support businesses in the state.

Nnaji said he will reduce unemployment rate  to a minimum level in four years through revamping of abandoned industries, building of  new ones in partnership with the private sector .

“I know that funding is a big programme, government will be a catalyst in industrial development.

“We will support small, medium and micro enterprises to grow. To this end, we will set up Enugu State Development Bank, which will be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Security and Exchange Commission and other relevant bodies,” Nnaji said.

According to him, Government will own 10% equity in the Development bank while the people of Enugu and other private investors will own 90% equity. 

“Any business we invest in, we do so with the private sector by investing 10% but when the business begins to do well, we will divest and move into another business,”  Nnaji said.

The APC candidate said that he will solve the problems of Enugu State ,which according to him, included mismanagement of resources, multiple taxation , inadequate supply of portable waterand lack of capacity by government officials to deliver on their mandate.s He said he will revitalise the seven water facilities in the state. 

On insecurity, Nnaji said he would tackle the problem through job creation and increased economic activities in the state.

He added that  the security system in the state would be re-organised and  retired security personnel in the state would be engaged in it’s operation.

He condemned issue of  corruption and said that leaders should work for the people and not for themselves.

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