Former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, will be the Special Guest of Honour at the 12th edition of the All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC) holding from August 3-7 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State with the theme: Economic diversification: Agriculture as option for a prosperous Nigerian.
About 300 Nigerian editors, practising farmers, agribusiness financiers, policy-makers and captains of industry are expected at the conference which the host governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, said would afford the state the opportunity to showcase its investment potentials.
Uduaghan was chosen to play the role of Special Guest of Honour because of his place in the nation’s history as the governor who made agriculture and non-oil resources as alternative to dependency on crude oil receipts a state policy through the ‘Delta Beyond Oil’ initiative.
Already the host governor, Wike, has assured editors of a successful outing. “Hosting this year’s conference will also make the editors witness first-hand the development projects and programmes of my administration which has improved the living standard of the people,” the governor said.