Okirika Tasks Buhari On Unemployment, Hunger Promise

A foremost Ijaw leader, High Chief Wellington Okirika, has called on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to invest in agriculture to fulfill his campaign promise of fighting unemployment and hunger in Nigeria.
Chief Okirika made the call in a chat in Effurun. He said the President-elect should fight unemployment and hunger through massive investment in agriculture.
He emphasized the need to create more opportunities for rural farmers by empowering them through the provision of agricultural inputs, adding that proceeds from agriculture would augment the nation’s earning in the face of dwindling oil revenue.
According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan did well through the establishment of agric loan through the Banks and the SURE-P fund, through which thousands of youths were given employment.
He urged the President-elect to sustain the programme in order to boost job creation and end hunger and unemployment.
Okirika, who was one time Chairman of DESOPADEC in Delta State, said the contribution of agriculture to the development of the economy was immense and noteworthy.
He commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for his effort over youth empowerment and congratulated Delta State Governor-elect, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for his victory in the last election, urging him to see the whole of Delta State as his constituency.