The Imo State Governor-elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, says he will give priority to youth empowerment, food production, commerce and tourism.
Ihedioha made this known at a capacity building workshop organised by the National Association of Nigerian Traders for farmers and traders in Owerri.
According to the governor-elect, 70 per cent of the youths who are unemployed need to be positively engaged, stressing that some of them had taken to certain vices as a result of hardship and unemployment.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the programme had the theme: “Training and Sensitisation: Tracking of Farmers Manifesto Commitment.”
Represented by Mr Damian Ezeagu, a fish farmer and a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Ihedioha said he would create an agriculture revolution in Imo to create wealth.
He said that to achieve this, some hectares of land in Ngor Okpala, Mbaise, Ohaji Egbema and other Local Government Areas with vast land for agriculture, would be utilised.
The governor-elect said that his government would focus on agriculture, trading and tourism and asked for the support of organisations such as NANTS because the government cannot do it alone.