THE Enugu State Government of Nigeria is to commence the shipment of Pineapple to Europe this year from the 150 hectares of the Enugu-San Carlos Pineapple farm in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke announced this while briefing the press at the end of the State Executive Council meeting chaired by the State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime at the Government House, Enugu.
Mr. Ugwoke also disclosed that the council approved the introduction of livestock (cattle) and invests in banana production in the farm jointly owned by the state government and San Carlos, an American based farm conglomerate.
According to the Commissioner, for the take-off of the new projects in the farm, the council approved the sum of over N880,873,524.00 as the state equity counterpart contribution of the investment cost.
The Commissioner stated that the council approved the sum of over N1,167,789,201.36 for the completion of construction work on two major inter-local government rural roads in parts of the state.