Southeast governors have been unbraided for not doing enough in support farmers in the zone unlike what is obtainable in other zones of the country.
Governors have Responsibility to Enhance Farming System
This came even as farming season has entered its peak.
Interacting with newsmen in Umuahia, Abia State, the President General of Ahuwa Oboro, autonomous community, Ikwuano L.G.A, Engr. James Nnadozie Uchegbuo said government has a responsibility/role to play for the nation to achieve food abundance.
He said, “In order to make food abundant for the teeming population in our communities, the government should boost its campaign on green revolution, so that everybody should go back to farming.
“Equally, government should assist the farmers with farming incentives like fertilizers, and soft loans to make things easier for our rural farmers especially those from the southeast zone.
“This will encourage our farmers to cultivate enough farm lands that will satisfy our growing needs and have enough for the market to improve our economy”.
He called on southeast governors to wake up and borrow a leaf from their Northern counterparts, who seasonally assist their farmers with seedlings, pesticides and other farming facilities to make farming easier.
“Inflation thrives in the southeast because government is not willing to assist farmers from the zone in a reasonable measure”, he submitted.