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Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by lordmayor4(m): 5:24am On Nov 16, 2016
To further boost agricultural activities and increase food production in Anambra State, the state government in line with its Agric Policy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chelsea Farms Ltd worth $ 188 million ( N 68 billion ).The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

Signing the MOU for the state, the state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano said agriculture had gained momentum in the state, since he assumed office, saying the state had done area mapping to ascertain the formation of soils suitable for individual farming products.
Governor Obiano disclosed that the approximate cost of the MOU was $188 million, with the state’s equity contribution amounting to about $18 million ( N 7.2 billion), while the investors are to contribute about  $170 million (N 68 billion ).
The governor further disclosed that the revenue sharing ratio is about 85% for investors,10% for states, while the host community gets 5%•
He said his administration’s objective in the Agricultural sector is not just to achieve food sufficiency and generate surplus for export but also to create activities that will generate jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the state.
He noted that a lot has been achieved in the State’s Agric sector because of the clear vision his administration initiated through the Agric Committee it set up upon inception, adding that a major milestone it achieved was the identification of various crop belts to encourage investors to site their agro-businesses appropriately.

Governor Obiano who acknowledged that the project has the potential to contribute significantly towards the realization of his administration’s vision for agricultural transformation, urged the investor to immediately hit the ground running to ensure that the project is completed on schedule.

Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of ANSIPPA and Traditional Ruler of Umuoji community,  Igwe Cyril Enweze explained that the project is in two phases with a completion period of 4years, adding that the investor has promised to commence the first phase of the project within 6months and complete it in 18 months time.
The Chairman of the Investing Company, Chief Patrick Chidolue who noted that for the first time, the state is having a clear blueprint for the Agric sector and a structured system for its actualization, commended Governor Obiano for his vision and promised to deliver the Project in record time.

On his part,  the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanization Processing and Export, Mr Afam Mbanefo represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Agriculture, Mr Mike Ogbuekwe noted that through its Land Bank initiative, the present administration has been able to address the challenges of non availability of large parcels of land for large scale Mechanised Farmers and assured that the Ministry will follow through to provide the support required of it for the success of the project.

In a vote of thanks, the Managing Director of ANSIPPA, Chief Joe-Billy Ekwunife pointed out that the realization of the agency’s mandate has been made a whole lot easier through the efforts of the governor at creating the enabling environment for investors to bring their wealth into the state.

Formal signing of the MOU documents by the governor and the investor formed the highpoints of the event.

http://anambrastate.gov.ng/anambra-signs-mou-with-chelsea-farms-poised-to-boost-food-production/

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Jofez: 9:58am On Nov 16, 2016
Nice one

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Nobody: 11:36am On Nov 16, 2016
grin grin grin grin

Food sufficiency or security which comes first?
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Dreal11247: 11:37am On Nov 16, 2016
Why is it that Governor Okowa of Delta State is not investing in this sector. I believe its going to help the state if it is done.

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by BrutalJab: 11:38am On Nov 16, 2016
That's great.


Kudos Obiano.



Waiting for Afonjas to come and spew trash here as usual...

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by hizaya61(m): 11:38am On Nov 16, 2016
ok
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by lifezone247(m): 11:39am On Nov 16, 2016
unclezuma:
grin grin grin grin

Food sufficiency or security which comes first?
when there is enough food, who will think of committing crime?

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Mryemzyvic(m): 11:39am On Nov 16, 2016
I See
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by kettle84(m): 11:40am On Nov 16, 2016
Buhari should humble himself and' borrow sense' from Obiano and stop running Nigeria like a ZOO .

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by astereex(m): 11:40am On Nov 16, 2016
How can a headline dat almost had Mourinho and Chelsea fans not have something to do with football?

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by deparagon(m): 11:41am On Nov 16, 2016
Nice One, and Cucumber cultivation should top d list.
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by kettle84(m): 11:42am On Nov 16, 2016
unclezuma:
grin grin grin grin

Food sufficiency or security which comes first?
for your information, Anambra state is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria.

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Olukat(m): 11:42am On Nov 16, 2016
Gov. Willy may your effort bring goodness to your people wink wink wink
While FG is busy screaming to alert us on famine in January,
you are focus on getting it right.
God bless you and your people

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by emperordavis: 11:42am On Nov 16, 2016
okay Chelsea and sepe are like 5 & 6
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Sibrah: 11:43am On Nov 16, 2016
Mou
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Donkaz(m): 11:43am On Nov 16, 2016
Chelsea farms??

Was expecting to see Mikel and hazard but...
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by roughdiamond(m): 11:43am On Nov 16, 2016
At times in this recent time, I just wish I am from Anambra. Vision-filled state.
Proudly 042 though

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by kingcomet(m): 11:44am On Nov 16, 2016
repping

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by athaboi(f): 11:45am On Nov 16, 2016
They will commence the first face in six month time? Just hope it doesnt end here. Well done @least for having th initiative
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by serverconnect: 11:45am On Nov 16, 2016
nice move

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by awesomet1(m): 11:46am On Nov 16, 2016
BIAFRA is loading...

Self sufficiency loading...


The rest of Nigeria better do likewise. Oil boom days are gone.

BTW, I am not Igbo.

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Agimor(m): 11:47am On Nov 16, 2016
So where is Conte cheesy
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by omofunaab(m): 11:53am On Nov 16, 2016
kettle84:
for your information, Anambra state is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria.


I believe he was referring to food security and not security of the state
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by ugotex85: 11:53am On Nov 16, 2016
Anambra adigo mma

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Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by pat077: 11:54am On Nov 16, 2016
Just hope this will lead to more cheaper foods on the table of every Nigerian.
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by eezeribe(m): 11:54am On Nov 16, 2016
OK
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by Sezua(m): 11:55am On Nov 16, 2016
i hope diego costa is part of the deal?
maybe, lagos wud sign one with Arsenal Farms.
what am i saying sef....runs.outta thread
Re: Anambra Signs MOU With Chelsea Farms: Poised To Boost Food Production by amazingfrank(m): 11:55am On Nov 16, 2016
This is a very good news. I wish that every other States will invest in Agriculture business, which drive our economy. May God continue to bless and increase NDI-IGBO and all NIGERIAN.

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