From CHARITY Uwakwe, Abia
The president, Abia state corporative Federation says the 2019 National Farming Season of the Bank of Agriculture in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural development and Abia State Government will introduce to farmers the use of high breed and other new products.
Sir Lucky Uzoanya Nwanoniwu who is also the Managing Director, Lugans Ventures Limited, a Fertilizer blending Company, in Abia state, made this statement during the flag- off of the 2019 National Farming Season by the Bank of Agriculture in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural development and Abia State Government at the International Conference Centre Umuahia, Abia state capital, pointing his association stand as a body to negotiate facilities for farmers.
“it exposes them to what they’re capable of doing in their different levels if they’re able to come together. Secondly, it exposes high breed farming inputs to them as opposed to the traditional one they’re using. Like the cassava you’re seeing, is a pro vitamin A fertilizer.”
Sir Nwanoniwua described the pro vitamin A fertilizer as a high breed of the normal fertilizer, saying “but now vitamin A has been built into it. So, it exposes them to all new products, chemical, fertilizers and pesticides that they can use in farming”.
Fielding questions from journalists on the fate of intending and less-privileged farmers, he said:
“As long as you’re a member of the Abia State Cooperative Federation, we stand as a body that negotiates facilitates with bank of industry, bank of Agriculture for farmers, for cooperative soceity and for individuals that have the capacity but don’t have the resources
In addition, Sir Chiemela Adiele Ulelu, Project Man Coordinator, Gado Muchroom Training Center, Apumili Ubakala, Umuahia, explained that Abia Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu had promised to erect training centers for Muchroom production in the various local governments in the various, in collaboration with the council areas, adding “then we will take off. Whatsoever you produce, you have a drier”.
In their separate reactions, Hon.Isreal Amanze ,described the event an important being the first time the entire south East is flagging off farm season in Abia state, adding that his group Izzy best is bringing down the prizes of fertilizers to framers.
Eze-Elect, Rowland Onyinyi Alozie ,chairman Oil palm growers association, lauded the Governor of Abia state for the tenera seedlings to them.
In their views, Chief Nwogwugwu Uzoma ,president of Abia state Apex farmers corporative society, Elder Monday Chigbu and sir chief Ernest Nwosu ,urged the youths to get involved in agriculture, as elder Chigbu said his group was into the production of odourless cassava, while assuring farmers of sure assistance Bank of Agriculture.