Delta state Government inaugurates LIFE-ND Commitee

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The Delta State Government has inaugurated a 15-person Steering Committee on the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) initiative. The initiative is aimed at ensuring the growth of the agricultural sector in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Chiedu Ebie, who inaugurated the Committee in Asaba, charged members to ensure that the objectives of the collaboration with the Federal Government on the LIFE-ND project are achieved by the State.

Mr Ebie emphasized that the LIFE-ND Programme covered the nine oil producing States in Nigeria and its purpose is to transform the economies of the benefiting states through agribusiness.

The LIFE-ND project will run for six years with a loan of ten million dollars per state — which would help an estimated four thousand small holder farmers benefit from the programme in the state.

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