Asawa establishes Ushongo investment farm
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
In a bid to boost agriculture in Ushongo local government area of Benue state chairman of the council, Hon. Joseph Asawa, has established an investment farm for the local government.
The farm farm took off with the crop section which currently has Maize, Cassava and rice steadily growing on 5 hecters of land at the popular Ber Agbum.
Also, Work on Animal, Poultry, Piggry, and Fishry sections is currently on-going along Lessel-Ihugh road.
During an inspection tour of the crop section of the farm, Asawa explained that under the Ushongo Investment Farm, his council would encourage farmers in the area to go into fishery, livestock and plant production as one of the ways of boosting agriculture and generating revenue.
The chairman said staff of Agric department in the local government would soon be drawn to work for success of the Ushongo Investment farm.
According to him, the Ortom administration has already established a template of governance in Benue with agricultural industrialization featuring prominently, stating that his council has decided to cash in on it to create the desired impact that could stand the test of time.
The Ushongo chairman also expressed the conviction that before the end of his tenure, his council would have fully established foot prints that could place the local government on the international map of agriculture.