Abia State is a state in the south eastern part of Nigeria. The capital is Umuahia and the major commercial city is Aba. Abia State, which occupies about 6,320 square kilometres, is bounded on the north and northeast by the states of Anambra, Enugu, and Ebonyi. To the west of Abia is Imo State, to the east and southeast are Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State, and to the south is Rivers State. The southern part of the State lies within the riverine part of Nigeria. It is low-lying tropical rain forest with some oil-palm brush. the southern portion gets heavy rainfall of about 2,400 millimetres (94 in) per year especially intense between the months of April through October. The rest of the State is moderately high plain and wooded savanna. Abia State is an agricultural investor’s delight. With fertile lands and located in the rainforest belt of Eastern Nigeria. Most crops do very well in the state. The State had numerous commercial agricultural companies but most of them packed up over time due to mismanagement and corruption. The Abia State Government is therefore desirous of entering into partnership with investors that willassistherdevelop her agriculturalpotentials.�� Atthemoment, the Frie-EI Consortium of Italy are vigorously reactivated the Abia Palm Estate in Ohambele, Ukwa-East Local Government Area The company, which has already revitalized the Mbawsi Oil Mill as a show of its capabilities, are set to turn the fortunes of the vast Ohambele Palm Estate around. The State Government has equally acquired land at Okwoi for the pilot project of massive planting of plantains and bananas using the Songhai Farm model in conjunction with the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia. Agriculture, which employs 70% of the state workforce, is the second economic sector of Abia. With its adequate seasonal rainfall, Abia has much arable land that produces yams, maize, potatoes, rice, cashews, plantains, taro, and cassava. Oil palm is the most important cash crop.
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