Governor Hope Uzodimma has commissioned the Acharaubo Farm Estate at Emekuku in Owerri North local government area of Imo state. The project which is in partnership with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), a federal government agency, is an investment of the state that had been abandoned for over three decades.
With over 35 hectares of land, the estate currently has six poultry houses with 18 pens that contain about 10,000 birds, three goat houses with 196 goats, three pig houses containing 108 pigs, three solar-powered boreholes, access roads, and drainage, as well as solar-powered street lights.
Just like other NALDA farm estates, the target of the Acharaubo Farm Estate is to create job opportunities for the youths and women of the community. Speaking during the inauguration, the chief executive officer of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, commended Governor Uzodimma for partnering with the agency in the project which he noted will create employment for the host communities and the state at large. He also announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an investment of N18 billion in the reactivation of Songhai Farm Project in Imo state. Governor Uzodimma expressed appreciation, on behalf of the state, to President Buhari for aiding and harnessing agricultural potentials in the state towards economic growth.