The Igbo Apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has rolled out its latest plans for adequate food supply in South-Eastern Nigeria.
Ohanaeze’s spokesperson, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, stated that when the rainy season comes in 2021, organizations in the region will partner with farmers to massively produce food crops for the benefit of the region.
Ogbonnia specifically revealed that by June, October, and November 2021, there will be enough food in all parts of the south.
His reaction was coming because of the issue of food blockade put up by farmers in the North because of the alleged killing of their counterparts in the South.
The group’s spokesperson added that Southern farmers are capable of cultivating and supplying the same amount of food produced by the Northerners.
Ogbonnia acknowledged that people in the South can cope without the North when it comes to feeding, recalling how persons from the South survived during the 30-month civil war.
His words: “We are only waiting for the first rain. By the time the first rain comes, all these things they imported from the North, we’ll mass-produce them. By June, October, and November this year, you will see food everywhere in the South.
“So they are helping us to look inward. If three years in Biafra the South-East didn’t die, is it now only one month that we will die? So, I will only say that it is a good development to help the South-East look inward and South-West to look inward also.”
Meanwhile, legit.ng reported that Northern traders were adamant to respond to calls for them to allow farm produce get to the Southwestern part of Nigeria.
The traders were showing signs of anger over the news of their kinsmen being harassed and allegedly killed in the Southwest region.