PDP Enugu State Governorship Candidate Peter Mbah.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Enugu State, South-East Nigeria, Dr. Peter Mbah has pledged to sustain the World Bank’s Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project, if elected.
Mbah, represented by the State Commissioner for Rural Development, Dr. Kingsley Udeh, made the pledge in Enugu on Tuesday during the flag off ceremony of the implementation of “Women and Youths Empowerment Programme”, by Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Mbah gave an assurance that he will sustain various agriculture programmes of the Ugwuanyi administration, and also expand them to accommodate those who are not in the programmes.
“In my manifesto, agriculture is one of my focal areas because it is part of the tools we use as government to fight poverty and create jobs for the teeming youths.
“By God’s grace, we will use it as a tool to lift a lot of people in the state from poverty because our target is to attain a zero per cent poverty rate in Enugu state, and that is achievable,” Mbah said.
He said that he would partner international community, agricultural development partners, both locally and internationally, to promote and improve agriculture in the state.
The PDP governorship candidate further said that he would pursue special agricultural processing zone, introduce technology for modern agriculture and reform agricultural system in the state.
He congratulated the beneficiaries of the APPEALS project, especially the women and the youths.
“Please, note that there are millions of people in Nigeria that cannot be beneficiaries, but, of course, based on various factors, including very stringent processes that are followed, you were selected.
“We believe that we will use this opportunity given to you to make the best out of your life, especially in the area that you have chosen in agriculture,” Mbah said.
He prayed for them: “You will not only feed yourself, but you will also feed the nation.”
He further urged the beneficiaries to vote for him to sustain continuity in governance, so that, according to him,” what we are witnessing here today, and the good work being done through APPEALS project, can be sustained.”
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