The Federal Government has bought agricultural processing equipment valued at N643 million for farmers in the South Eastern region.
Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Colleges and Institutions Linus Abaa Okorie said this on Tuesday.
Okorie was on an inspection of some of the equipment at Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Abakaliki and at the Enugu zonal office of the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to him, the equipment were bought to step up Agricultural Produce Value Chain Businesses in the South East Zone.
Furthermore, he restated the determination of his committee towards ensuring that Federal government’s policies on food security were actualized.
Concise News learnt that some of the equipment at the Ministry’s office in Abakaliki and its Regional office in Enugu are: five tractors, 10 units of palm oil processing plant, hammer mill used in yam, banana and plantain processing, eleven units of cassava processing plants hydraulic presser, cashew processor and electric kettle among others.