The Federal Government has inaugurated a Cassava Processing Plant and a seven-unit of Staff Quartres in Afi Uda Community, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa-Ibom State.
Deputy Director Press, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Stephen Kilebi, said this in a statement in Abuja.
The statement quoted the Minister Usani Usani as saying that the mission of the Ministry was to promote sustainable development, peace and economic prosperity in the region.
While inaugurating the Cassava Processing plant at Afi Uda Community, Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom state, the Minister said Nigeria is currently the highest producer of Cassava in the world.
Usani noted that the choice of Afi Uda community for the modern Cassava processing plant was in recognition of the people’s agrarian nature and the need to ensure that cassava was hygienically processed for both local and export consumption.
He urged the community to ensure effective use and maintenance of the facility.