Oil palm: Gov. calls for revival nationwide

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Oil palm

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called for the revial of oil palm production nationwide to boost oil palm production and restore its lost glory as a prime income earner for Nigeria.

Ugwuanyi made the call in Enugu on Saturday at an enlightenment workshop on “making oil palm produce value chain a strategic tool for sustainable economic recovery’’.

The workshop was organised by the State’s Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC).

The governor, represented by his deputy, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, said that Nigeria had over the years continued to pursue the diversification of the nation’s economy in the light of dwindling earnings from petroleum.

Ugwuanyi, however, regretted the adverse effects resulting from dwindling earnings from nation’s crude oil sector.

“We are indeed at pains…

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