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Enugu 2023: Frank Nweke Jr. Draws Up School Feeding Plan To Tackle Issues Of Food Security

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We will implement a school feeding program to ameliorate effects of food insecurity – Frank Nweke Jr.

Frank Nweke Jr, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance on Saturday, November 26, stated that one of his administration’s cardinal policy initiatives will be a functional feeding program for public schools across the State.

Addressing members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Enugu Chapter at their end of year retreat, the former senior fellow at the Lagos Business School said nutrition was a key factor in the ability of children to learn. Citing his experience while on campaign ward tours across the State, he lamented the unfortunate level of poverty and hunger especially in the rural areas.

“Food security is a problem in the State. We have too many children malnourished and unkempt and that needs to be addressed holistically even as we improve our curriculum. Only children who are well-fed can learn. We will implement a school feeding program across our public schools because of the importance of nutrition to brain development and learning.”

Going further, he said his administration’s plan is to address food insecurity from multiple angles, by first ensuring that the security challenges affecting farming communities and other parts of the State are effectively resolved. Then, improving the productivity of itinerant farmers for local consumption by providing high-yield seedlings free of charge, subsidising fertiliser and rendering extension services through a dedicated cadre of the Ministry of Agriculture in the State.

“Our itinerant farmers will be encouraged to learn modern farming techniques and provided with the tools. On the commercial level, we are going to invite corporate farms and investors to cultivate their farms here and have factories in the State.

Carlos Farms was about to start exporting Pineapples from Enugu but the poor regulatory environment and corruption put an end to that project. My administration will revive it and attract more agricultural investors.” He noted.

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“It Is The Turn Of Ndi Enugu” – Frank To Residents As APGA Storms More Markets In Enugu

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Frank Nweke Jr, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State, on Thursday charged traders in Ogbete and Afia 9 markets, Enugu, to take ownership of the next government in Enugu State by voting in APGA in the forthcoming election.

Nweke who told traders and buyers that APGA’s mission was to liberate the State from the shackles of bad governance unleashed by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reiterated the history of the APGA as one founded on the Igbo principle of shared prosperity with the great Odumegwu Ojukwu as a founding father.

In agreement with the concerns raised by the people, Nweke noted the absence of potable water, rising insecurity, non-payment of salaries and pensions, unavailability of jobs and the deepening economic crisis under the PDP-led administration.

He assured the people of his administration’s commitment to tackling the issues that directly affect them and urged them to become a part of the process by ensuring that they refuse to sell their votes to the highest bidders.

“When you sell your votes, you have given looters your own position in the government and you will lose your voice for the next four years. It is your turn to be in government. APGA will make the government house the People’s Building” Nweke said.

Several residents, traders and buyers alike present in the market spoke with hope and a firm resolve to see a new future in Enugu under APGA.

An octogenarian who said he worked together with former President Obasanjo at 58 Ibadan Street Ebute-Metta West, as the head of Electrical Engineering in his Department, said that God will remove all the obstacles from Nweke’s way if he is the Lord’s anointed.

“I was shuttling between Lagos and Abuja when Frank Nweke Jr served as Minister and for me personally, his antecedents made me want him to serve as Governor. We elders are praying that God should crown someone with conscience. I pray that God removes all obstacles from Frank Nweke Jr in Jesus’ name,” he prayed.

Ogechi Godfrey, Chinonso Uzoma and Okey Morocco expressed unflinching support for Nweke whom they said is their choice as Governor due to his simplicity, honesty and good track record.

Madam Joy, a clothes retailer, said that the market women group she belongs to had been pressured to join the PDP, but that they have remained resilient. She therefore affirmed her total support for Nweke stressing that the APGA flag bearer is their own.

Charity Njoku, a trader said she knows APGA flag bearer as a man with a kind heart and that he is the sort of person that will bring the change that many have thought impossible.

Ms. Ofoka, a fruit seller and Ginika Mbah a meat seller expressed support for Frank Nweke Jr adding that with him as Governor, a big change in Enugu State would be evident.

“Frank Nweke Jr should remember us when he gets to office as Governor. He should provide water and power for us. He is one of us, so we are solidly behind him,” said Ms. Onyekperem.

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APGA’s Frank Nweke Jr At Ugwu Peak

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“The power we seek is to secure the future for our children here”

Kunie! Ka anyi dozie Enugu.

VoteFrank! VoteAPGA!

 

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Reclaiming Our Identity: Politics And Development In Igboland

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The big day is tomorrow!

The Igbo identity is gradually morphing into an entity without the will or propulsion to claim what is rightfully ours.

Join Frank Nweke Jr tomorrow from 11am as he shares his perspectives on Reclaiming Our Identity: Politics and Development in Igboland.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023.
Venue: Princess Alexandra Auditorium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Time: 11am.

Livestream:
www.youtube.com/okeifufetv

www.facebook.com/franknwekejrenugu

Get ready for deep introspection and a rousing call to restore a lost glory.

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