Why Governor Ayade needs to support Kanjal, C’Rivers innovative agropreneur
Voplink Media Editorial
For the past three years, Godshield Kanjal, one of the most innovative agropreneurs in Cross River state, has been an inspiration to young people in the state.
Kanjal, Co founder of Kalz Farms and producer of Kalz plantain chips, Nigeria’s best snack, is a trained journalist with passion for Agriculture.
The agropreneur whose works have been featured on different media including channels tv, The Sun Newspaper, The Nation Newspapers among others, have boasted that Agriculture could boost the state economy hence making it self-reliant.
The young agropreneur in one of the interviews with Channels TV called for governor Ayade’s support, since the Governor had shown interest in Agriculture.
Just like Governor Ayade had recently supported Tina Ofem who roasts and sell plantain in Calabar with N2 million naira, Kanjal whose works, like the Kalz cripsy plantain chips, processed tin snail meat among others are more innovative hence needs to be supported to turn his business into large scale.
A visit by Voplink Media to Kanjal’s factory shows that his start up had created more jobs than some traditional businesses in the state.
Kanjal is not only passionate about Agriculture, he has also shown interest in tackling climate change in Ebonyi and cross River states.
Kanjal, recently keyed into Governor Ayade’s tree planting project by planting over five thousand trees in northern cross River to combat climate change.
In 2016, during his youth service in Ebonyi state, Kanjal planted over 6,000 trees to fight climate change, leading to him wining multiple awards and recognition
Against this background, it’s pertinent that governor Ayade, who recently shown much interest in growing the state’s economy through Agriculture, and renaming the state’s slogan as ‘spirit of enterprise’ give some support to Kanjal to boost his morale and business.