Undaunted by the blazing sun and public holiday, the Office of the Governor on Diaspora Affairs ventured into Umuagwo village to see first hand, the enormous farming business set up by a Diasporan.
The issue of diversification is a topic now on everyone’s mind due to the inevitable nosedive of the price of petrol following Covid19 impacts. And it becomes clear that economies must rise to the new challenges.
In Imo State, the Diaspora Office is proud to see the Imo Diasporans already ‘taking the bull by the horn’ by throwing in their hard earned money and time into different business in homeland. And the current Government continues to encourage more to come home and pitch their tent.
Our reporters gathered that the Special Adviser to Gov. Hope Uzodinma on Diaspora Affairs was wowed today, by the enormity of the farming activity spread over hectares of land; with hundreds of employee linked with Uzosanus Farm and for this reason, commended the Young Diasporan for having faith in Imo State under this current Government. Hon. Cllr. Celia Osakwe-Hibbert in one of the conversations, with the Manager who escorted her around the farm discussed the need for adhering to ‘International Animal Welfare Standards’.
The Special Adviser who is well known for her pasion for sustainable growth, also discussed the need to maintain biodiversity in the soil to protect the environment. She stated unequivocally that as this Government is relentless in harnessing both Home and Diaspora potentials, and with how fertile our soil is, Imo could easily become the World’s number 1 Food Exporthub, also on a lighter note, the Governor’s Special Adviser declared, “this Farm is Huge, I need my Welly Boots!”
The Imo Diaspora Community remain keen in the realization of the vision of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery in their Homeland.