Nigeria: Anambra to Begin Exportation of Vegetables to U.S.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has disclosed plans by his government to commence exportation of vegetables to the United States of America soon. Obiano, who made the disclosure while playing host to the executive members of the National Council of Women Societies, described the development as a milestone in view of the current naira to dollar exchange rate, adding that it is a sure way of coming out of the economic recession.
He revealed that the freight operator responsible for the conveyance of the agricultural produce to the UK, had recently secured the license to export them to the US, due to the quality of the vegetables and the sanitary situation around the farms where they were planted. “This was achieved through my administration’s deliberate efforts to put the necessary measures in place to ensure accessibility of the products, provision of improved seedlings to the farmers and adequate trainings for them in collaboration with a European Union Team, on how to plant to meet export standards,” he added.Earlier, the National President of the Council, Chief Gloria Laraba-Shoda, had said the visit was to seek increased partnership with the state government towards improving the lives of women, girls and vulnerable children in the state. It would be recalled that the state government had earlier commenced exportation of vegetable to Europe with not less than $5m earnings.