The Dean, Committee of Chairmen, River Basins Development Authorities in Nigeria, Eseme Eyibo, has called on states yet to key into the Federal government endeavour at improving the agricultural sector to do so as such is purposed at amplifying value chain evolution in the sector. Eseme, who is chairman, governing board of Cross River Basins Authorities, stated this Tuesday while conversing with members of the Correspondents chapel in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to Eyibo, Cross River Basins Development Authorities decided to revivify the management of surface and subterranean water resources as part of intentionally endeavour to raise the agricultural sector.
He stated, it will be done via resource mobilization and commodity strategics, adding that, it would boost growth in the agricultural sector, as this would help in diversifying the economy.
He also said the rice farms in the state will be done revivify whereas similar projects in Cross River State would also be rejuvenated to make farmers enjoy the profits of their input, adding that the different policies of the federal government were aimed at turning around the sector.
"But what we have seen is that most governments at sub-national levels are not buying into it, if they should, there wouldn't be anybody going around to look for white collar jobs," Eyibo said.
He although articulated regret that states are not keying into the programmes and policies of the federal government to increase food production in the country.