Arik pix CopyIN its bid to improve its Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR), Anambra State government and its partners, ABX World, a Nigerian based courier/cargo company, Arik Air and Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL), have commenced agro-allied exports to the European countries.
Speaking on the development, Anambra State Commissioner for Africa, Afam Mbanefo, said government’s penchant for agricultural development was to eliminate poverty, create jobs and improve the internally generated revenue (IGR).
Mbanefo said that Governor Willie Obiano’s administration wants to be economically independent and buoyant and reduce excess dependence on Federal Government’s allocation.
“As a people-oriented administration, Governor Willie Obiano has always sought for ways to create security, create good road network, create night life; these are things that will get people involved and bring in investors and tourism. Now, the agro-allied export is another testament to government’s unrelenting efforts to ensure Anambra State farmers do not lack market to sell their product,” the commissioner said.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABX World, Captain John Okakpu, said the gesture was capable of generating jobs, eliminating poverty and restoring investors’ confidence in the state.