Alhaji Sani Friday Nnaji, a prosperous farmer from Mbu in Enugu State’s Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, has praised Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for creating a calm and conducive climate for companies to thrive in the state.
Alhaji Nnaji, who is well-versed in agriculture, owns extensive fields in the country’s northern states, such as Zamfara. He is the Founder of Alhaji Sani Nnaji Foundation, which empowers local farmers in food production and marketing, as well as the CEO of ANSAR Technology Nigeria Limited.
Alhaji Nnaji said he went home from the north to start a farming company because of the abiding peace the governor had established in Enugu State.
The wealthy and successful farmer emphasized that establishing peace in Enugu State since Ugwuanyi assumed office in 2015 is one of the governor’s biggest achievements, adding that his agricultural company is flourishing in the state as a result of the state’s calm.
“Isi-Uzo can today feed Enugu State,” Alhaji Nnaji said, adding that his farming business has provided numerous jobs for people in the state and beyond.
“We took 1, 200 farmers from Isi-Uzo LGA and invested N177 million in them to offer them inputs for maize cultivation,” he said.
“Our maize today, after harvesting, can suit the purpose of Enugu State,” he claims. Our yam growing is going well. In fish production, we have access to the Ebonyi River here with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and we will build fish ponds that will serve the entire southeast geopolitical zone.
“Today, cotton in Enugu State is superior to cotton in any other Nigerian state. In the North, where I grew up, we planted cotton and gathered it more than 12 times. We pick cotton four times before it dries up, therefore we exceeded our aim in Enugu State.
“In Enugu, we tried growing onions and it worked very nicely. We’re going to Enugu’s Soya Beans. We now have more than 50 hectares of farmland; it is doing nicely, and we believe it will outperform the one in the north.
“Your Excellency, we have produced a lot of jobs for our people because of your assistance and the peace you have established here. The tranquility here is what drew me back. Thank you very much, sir, and may God continue to bless you.”