The Executive Head

Onimim Jacks was born on December 4, 1961 in Buguma, Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.  She read Law at the University of Lagos and obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1983, from where she also obtained a Masters in Law (LL.M) degree in 1991.

In 1984, she was called to the Nigerian Bar and enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She would later in 1987 become an Attorney and Counselor at Law of the State of New York in the United States of America. Onimim had a short Legal Practice in the United States of America between 1986 and 1987 as a Volunteer Attorney in the Civil Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society in Chelsea, New York. In that capacity, she represented indigent citizens in housing matters before the Housing Court as well as in all other civil matters. Continue Reading

Mission and Vision

Vision

To create conducive macroeconomic climate that stimulates greater private sector investment in agricultural and rural development, rationalizing the roles of the tiers of government, reorganizing the institutional frame work, implementing integrated rural development, increasing budgetary allocation, improving incentives to agriculture and promoting increased application of modern technology to agricultural production.

Mission

The Ministry of Agriculture has the responsibility of promoting farmer friendly agricultural policies with a view to achieving food security, developing the rural economy as well as to ensure conducive environmental security/protection for improved agricultural productivity.

 

Objectives

Carry out GIS mapping to identify the agricultural potentials of the various communities in the State, so that it will be easy to know what type of crop can be encouraged through expansive farming in a particular area.
Encourage farmers whose lands are contiguous to form co-operatives for expansive farming, so as to attract government support in land preparation, access to tractors, provision of improved seedlings, fingerlings, farm tools, fishing accessories, fertilizer, funds, etc.
Encourage the participation of indigenes of the State in practical hands-on agriculture schemes through the provision of scholarships and other incentives.
Enter into collaboration with research institutions to obtain improved seedlings and fingerlings for multiplication in the State.
Enter into partnership with private investors to engage in large scale fishing, livestock farming and other farming activities to create jobs and to increase the revenue base of the State