Akwa-Ibom Agric Commissioner, Offiong Applauds MOUAU Over Fight For Food Security
*As she receives Pearl Jubilee Award
By Charity Uwakwe
Dr. (Mrs.) Offiong Offor, the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Akwa-Ibom State Government, says consistent farming remains the only possible way to eradicate dearth and insecurity in the country.
Dr. Ofiong who applauded the University for her persistent efforts towards making sure that food security is realised in the country through painstaking researches, enjoined Nigerians on the need to embrace farming in a bid to cushion the spate of food insecurity in the Country.
Addressing newsmen shortly after receiving the Pearl Jubilee Award of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, (MOUAU), weekend, the high-spirited Commissioner described agriculture as an age long profession.
She maintained that the practice of farming ought to continue so as to enable every individual and household achieve a sustainable development across the nation.
Earlier, she expressed profound gratitude to the vice Chancellor Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, and the entire Management of the citadel of learning, for recognising her efforts, hence considering it worth-her-while for the award.
Moreso, she thanked the Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Governor Umo Eno for giving her the platform to serve the State.
In her words:
“I feel very humble about this recognition and I thank the university management and the Vice Chancellor, the committee that organized this event for recognizing the little things that we are doing in the society. I’m thankful to them all.
“I’m also thankful to the governor of my State for the privilege to serve in the state executive committee.
“This award is all about service to humanity generally and ability to practice what one have learnt in
practical terms to affect peoples life positively.
“What we are doing now is to set up as agricultural technology that would help us to step out of food scarcity and insecurity, improve our income and the economy generally”.