Enugu to export pineapple to Europe

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Sep 4th, 2014
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The Enugu State Government would start the commercial shipment of pineapple to Europe this year, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke has said.

He explained that the commodity would be harvested from the 150-hectare Enugu-San Carlos Pineapple Farm

The government  has approved the introduction of banana and livestock, particularly cattle, in the farm, jointly owned by the government and San Carlos, a United States-based farming conglomerate.

The council also approved N880.8 million as the state’s equity contribution to new investments in the farm.

He added that about N48.8 million was approved for the implementation of the health commodity supply component of the 2013 Millennium Development Goals.

Similarly, Ugwoke said the council has directed that a bill to upgrade the state College of Agriculture and Agro-Entrepreneurship in Iwollo Oghe to a polytechnic  be forwarded to the House of Assembly for passage into law.

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