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The Enugu State government has called on its residents to embrace farming and utilize any available space within their homes for agricultural activities.

This call was made by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Agro-Industrialization, Patrick Ubru, during the launch of the “Back-to-Farm” project in the Amurri Ancient Kingdom, located in the Nkanu West Local Government Area.


Commissioner Ubru emphasized that this initiative is in line with Governor Peter Mbah’s administration’s commitment to leveraging agriculture for community agro-industrialization, food security, and the creation of employment opportunities for youths and women.

“We aim to see the success witnessed today in the Amurri Ancient Kingdom replicated across every community in the state,”

“We urge traditional rulers and their councils to spearhead this initiative, encouraging all residents to participate by cultivating crops or engaging in animal husbandry.”


“Even those without land can contribute by using bag sacks or plastic vases for planting. It’s crucial for everyone to get involved” he said.

Ubru, who symbolically planted yam seedlings during the event, highlighted Governor Mbah’s vision of cultivating over 300,000 hectares of arable land.

He mentioned that through mechanized farming and public-private partnerships (PPP), the state has been able to create significant employment opportunities.

Furthermore, the commissioner disclosed that the governor has ordered 1,000 tractors to facilitate the full mechanization of farming and the cultivation of over 300,000 arable hectares of land, thereby making agriculture a profitable venture.

“We plan to provide training to hundreds of youths on modern Songhai farming techniques this year, with a focus on empowering at least 20 youths from the Amurri community,” added Ubru.

He commended the people and traditional ruler of Amurri for their proactive approach to prioritizing agriculture and serving as an example of successful community projects.

Earlier, the traditional ruler of Amurri Ancient Kingdom, Charles Nwoye, highlighted the longstanding tradition of the “Back-to-Farm” project in their kingdom, aimed at educating youths and children about the importance and benefits of agriculture.

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