Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated for Nigerians’ full participation in the development of the agriculture sector in order to diversify and improve the nation’s economy.
Speaking during the valedictory Thanksgiving Service of the Outgoing local government council chairmen in the state in Asaba, Okowa said the present economic recession had shown that Nigerians needed to look beyond the oil economy and embrace agriculture for the growth of the economy.
“We will realise that the effect of the recession is to turn our eyes back to agriculture,” he said.
Okowa called the cleric and laity to continue to pray for sustenance of peace and unity in the country and the Niger Delta region.
While congratulating the outgoing chairmen for successful three years tenure and for remembering to give thanks to God, the governor urged them to continue to contribute their quota to the development of the state wherever they find themselves.
Earlier, in a homily, Rev. Fr. Stanislaus Odiegwu charged all political office holders to always use their position for the betterment of their society, stressing that leaders should at all times endeavour to unite the people as one and should not be ethnocentric.