Businesswomen members of the Rivers State chapter of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA women group otherwise called NACCIMA Women group (NAWORG) have hinted their plans to acquire bigger plots of land in the state to engage in crops cultivation for both local consumption and for the export.
Jovita Iroemeh, coordinator of NAWORG Rivers, stated that the women business owners have the capacity to undertake the agribusiness, which is worth hundreds of millions.
This, she said, will have more effects on the economy and make the country to rely less on fossil fuel as a means of foreign exchange.
Iroemeh, while speaking during NAWORG’s visit to the state’s deputy governor, Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, did not disclose the species of crops they would be cultivating at the proposed plots of land they are acquiring. She also did not indicate when their agric venture would be coming on stream.
She said they were at the Government House, Port Harcourt, to congratulate the state chief executive, Nyesom Wike, and his deputy, Banigo, for their victory at the governorship polls.
NAWORG was inaugurated in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in October 2015 by Alaba Lawson, incumbent NACCIMA national president and first woman to occupy the position. She had charged the women to unleash themselves in business and entrepreneurship.