The Governor of Enugu State Peter Mbah, has approved the immediate release of N60 million counterpart fund for the World Bank-assisted Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES), in Enugu.
The State Project Coordinator, L-PRES, Ifeyinwa Nna-jieze, disclosed this on Thursday in Enugu.
Nnajieze expressed delight over the governor’s “innovative and deliberate policy” seeking to achieve food sufficiency, balanced diet and exports of agro-allied produce from the state. She sez the six-year project which commenced in 2022 will not only be domesticated in the state but will continue to receive attention and support from the governor.
She equally commended Mbah’s determination to grow the state’s economy from US$4.4 billion to US$$30 billion, eradicate poverty, scale up agro-allied activities and engage women and youths in the livestock value chain.