Border closure boosting agriculture, jobs – Ita Enang

By Obas Esiedesa

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has said that Federal Government closure of Nigeria’s land borders has led to increase in agricultural production and job creation.

Enang in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Edet Etuk in Abuja on Sunday described as commendable the measure introduced by the President Muhammed Buhari aimed at creating food security and restoring peace, especially in the volatile areas.

He spoke shortly after a strategic meeting in his office in Abuja.

On Agriculture and economy of the nation, Enang said the temporary closure of our borders by the Federal Government has added value to the agricultural production growth adding that this has positively impacted on the economy.

According to him, “Many people who have been out of jobs are now taking to rice, cassava, millet faming etc. so the closure has positively increase the revenue generation of the country”.

While saying that the borders should not be opened for now, he urged state governors, particularly those in the South-South to support the measure and take advantage of the closure of border by investing massively in agricultural development.

Meanwhile, Senator Ita Enang has congratulated the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, and former Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed on the World Leader Prize at the inaugural Global Citizen award ceremony held in London.

Senator Enang said the success recorded by Dr. Amina is a testimony to the caliber and the quality of persons the President appointed in his administration to work for Nigeria.

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