25 May 2016
PIND, the foundation for Partnerships Initiative in the Niger Delta is a nonprofit foundation established to support a portfolio of socio-economic development programs for the Niger Delta in order to improve standards of living of communities in the region.
PIND has unveiled plans of collaborating with the Cross River State government to boost its agricultural sector. The Program Director, Dara Akala, revealed this in a meeting with the representatives of the group and the state government in Calabar, the state’s capital.
Akala stated that the foundation would continue to work progressively in its grassroots campaign for peace in the Niger Delta region, so it can be adequately developed with a focus on agriculture.
The foundation met with the Cross River State Planning Commission to identify key areas in agricultural sector that the PIND can support thereby, increasing productivity and improving the lives of farmers.
Mr. Akala assured the government of PIND’s adequate support in areas of cocoa, cassava and aquaculture – which has been the state’s focused practice – through a viable seedling production.
According to the Chief Economic Adviser to the state government, Francis Ntamu, the main focus was to make the agricultural sector stronger by increasing significant output which will in turn achieve the aim and boost the signature projects of the Governor Ben Ayade led administration.
Farmers in the state look forward to the realisation of these promises which will in turn boost their standards of living.