Orji wants Nigerians to return to agriculture
• Senator donates farming tools to farmers in Abia
Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Senator representing Abia Central, Theodore Orji, at the weekend, urged Nigerians to go back to active farming, as agriculture represents the future for the nation.
The governor made the call when he empowered members of his constituency by donating farming tools and kits to them.
Among the tools donated were China-made liquid fertilizers machines, said to have the capacity to improve output in three folds.
An expert Okechukwu Ndukwe later demonstrated the application procedure of the machine to the beneficiaries.
According to Orji, the gesture was part of the efforts by government to re-introduce practical farming as was effected by the late Abia son, Micheal Okpara, when he was premier of the defunct Eastern region of Nigeria.
Other empowerment tools distributed, which the Senator urged beneficiaries not to sell but use for farming were grinding machines, tricycles, wheel chairs for disabled, generating sets, and motorcycles.
Son of the late Okpara , Uzodinma, lauded the former governor for the gesture, describing his resolve to reenact his father’s agriculture revolution in the state as a worthy course.
Spokesman for the Ngwa constituents in Abia Central, Allen Nwachukwu said the Ukwa Ngwas in the state, would forever acknowledge Orji for his role in the making of an Ngwa man, in the person of current governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
Also, spokesman for non-Ngwa constituents in Abia Central, Austin Akobundu, who is the South-East National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and immediate past Minster of State for Defence, commended the former governor for his vision.
One of the beneficiaries, Samuel Enyeribe prayed God to reward the donor.
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