The Governor of Anambra state has said while speaking with some natives of the state living in the North central part of the country recently that the state has become the first to export vegetables (Ugu and Onugbu ) estimated at $5m to Europe.
He furthered that the recently produced local rice known as the Anambra rice has been rated the best rice in Africa at an African Products Forum in Lagos.
“Anambra Rice was adjudged better and more wholesome than other competing brands from South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia and Cameroun,” he said.
The governor furthered that the state has been developed to the level that it has become a socially stable, business-friendly environment that is good for both indigent and foreign investors.
“Our agricultural sector has also attracted investments from seven companies valued at $1.011bn while the large industrial farms have pushed our local rice production from 90,000 metric tons to 210,000 metric tons. At this rate, we shall soon surpass the 320,000 metric tons we consume in Anambra State per annum,” he said
Those who graced the occasion were the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Dr Oby Ezekwesili both PDP and APC members of the National Assembly, former Governor Chinweoke Mbadinuju among others.