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Anambra distributes agro inputs to Oyi, Nnewi North, South LG farmers

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THE distribution of farm inputs to farmers across various Local Government Areas in the State has continued, with Nnewi North and South, including Oyi Local Government Areas getting theirs.

  The distribution monitoring team, led by Special Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture, Mike Afa, which arrived Nnewi North and was received by waiting farmers, first paid a courtesy call on Transition Committee Chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area, Chukwudi Orizu.

  Welcoming the team, Orizu explained that though the area is dotted with industries, farming is still a major occupation of the people, thanking the State Government for making agriculture one of its pillars of development and sustaining the annual distribution of inputs to farmers.

  Representatives of Transition Committee Chairmen of Nnewi South, Ikechukwu Umeaniba and that of Oyi, Christopher Ekwealor, as well as Head of Local Government Administration in Nnewi South, Amaka Nkemdilim, commended the state government’s effort at ensuring food security, noting that the improved cassava stems, corn seedlings and organic fertilizers given to the farmers will help them plant twice a year, with bountiful harvest.

  Speaking while explaining the inputs to farmers, said his team will also monitor development of the cassava stems and seedlings in the farms after planting.

  In his own presentation, Chairman of All Farmers Association in Anambra State, Leonard Ukatu commended government for giving high yield and disease resistant varieties to farmers.

He expressed hope that the programme will help beneficiaries contribute in food sufficiency and security in the state.

  Some farmers in the areas, who came to collect the inputs, including Geophrey Onuchukwu, Benedict Uchenna and Vincent Ogbonna, lauded Gov. Willie Obiano for his gestures.

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