By Steve Unegbu
NANFACOS Appoints Amb.Bishop Emeka Nwankpa A Director, Says he is a God’s sent to Agricultural Sector In Nigeria
The National Association of Apex Farmers Cooperative Societies (NANFACOS) has appointed Ambassador Bishop Emaka Nwankpa as one of the National Board of Directors of the Apex body who will work with the national executives to see to the progress of Agricultural business and farmers in Nigeria .
Speaking during the occasion held at Umukalu Ntigha Isiala Ngwa North LGA of Abia state ,the village home of the new director, the National president of the umbrella body for all the the farmers cooperative societies in Nigeria , chief Uzoma Nwogwugwu ,said the appointment is not based only on his performance at his state ,but at the national level .
In his words , ” The appointment of Bishop Nwankpa is from the past activities he has been doing to the people .We learnt that he is a very good philanthropist .So what we saw today, he has started it with his own state ,to make sure that his state that does not have a refined office ,has an office today °
‘”Secondly , about five directors we have been able to get appointed in Nigeria ,what he has done today , is the second and the highest ,so we look at Bishop Nwankpa as a God’s sent in Agricultural sector ,because if others can be able to do what he is doing today , I think the less privileged will have a sense of belonging’ ‘ he said
Speaking further ,he pointed out that ” we are appointing people regardless of political or religious inclination ,the national body allows for two national board of directors for each state”
According to him , ” The federal government of Nigeria has understood that for Nigeria to survive, Agriculture must be taken as a panacea and the government has also understood that you can not move the society with out it being private driven ,so they have established a national umbrella ,a national work force and on that national work force , they need people that will govern people in administration itself , so that every state will have 2 directors and two board of trustees ,of which this gentle man Ambassador Bishop Nwankpa today , is going to be one of the administrators in Abia state'” he noted
In his response , Ambassador Bishop Emeka Nwankpa, expressed joy over the honour given to him by NANFACOS and appreciate the National Executives for coming all the way from Abuja to hand him over the appointment letter,while promising not to let them down by the help of God.
He stated that ,” I am not afraid because this is what I have been doing .
”I have been sharing fertilizers on my own.I promise to do more than they expected, I welcome this appointment and the people that submitted my name know that I can do it.what I want is honest people”
Some of the people who graced the occasion include ,the National President of NANFACOS,Hon.Chief Uzoma Nwogwugwu ,the National vice president Alhaji Ajibade Olarewaju Yusuf ,the national secretary Mallam Mohammed M Kuyizmi , the national Treasurer Juliana Gege Nguwansen , the 36 States of Nigeria have their states’ president in attendance ,HRM Eze Ajomiwe amongst others .