By Grace Eshedagho
Delta State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Julius Egbedi, has reiterated the state government’s commitment to increase and improve on rice production in the state and to restore the glory of the Research Station Seed Multiplier Unit of the Ministry built at Obior.
Hon. Egbedi stated this yesterday during an inspection visit of the rice mill constructed by the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), and the renovation work at the Research Station Seed Multiplier Unit.
According to the commissioner, “We came to inspect the research station, which is a section of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, to see the completed work, saying that the place would put the place into full and effective use.
“We want to restore the glory of the place. It shall be a Research Centre indeed and a good one at that” Egbedi stated.
Hon. Egbedi who also revealed that a rice mill was built at Obior by the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), stated that the place would be effectively put into full use as it had all the needed facilities on ground.
He commended the NCAM who built the rice mill, saying that it was one of those, built in each of the six geopolitical zones of which Delta state was a beneficiary from the South South zone.
Present during the inspection were the Permanent Secretary, Mr Bennet Agamah; Director Planning Research and Statistics, Mrs Stella Egedi and the Program Manager Delta Agricultural Rural Development Authority (DARDA), Mr Edwin Odiete.