CHIDI ASONYE reports that MASSOB - BIM says it is not in support of the call for restructuring of the country as being put forward by politicians from the South East geo political zone, describing the call as an act of cowardice.
Anselam Ogbonna, zonal information director, Abia Central zone, said the set of politicians calling for that forget to seek the minds of people who they represent before making such utterances.
Ogbonna said: “Are they calling for restructuring while the people they are owing salaries are aggrieved over their nonchalant attitude towards the electorate who given the opportunity, will stone them to death. Instead of them looking for how to address the problems of the masses rather they are busy clamouring for restructuring because of their selfish interests”.
He said former Biafran leader, Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu made same call in 1966 which the then Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon refused to heed to at that time.
It irked MASSOB - BIM that even with Book Haram sect fighting for 19 states out of the 36 states of the country; OPC and Afenifere in the west agitating for Oduduwa republic; Niger Delta militants from South South calling for resource control and MASSOB -BIM in the South East calling for Biafra, the politicians are busy campaigning for restructuring of the country.
Leverage Investment Limited promises to lift Agric sector in South East
CHIDI ASONYE informs that Leverage Investment Limited says it is poised to lift the place of agriculture in the South East zone as its contribution to not just providing food security but also providing jobs of the teeming unemployed youths from the zone.
Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Sam Bassey who spoke to the Authority in Aba after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ebonyi state government to invest in the agricultural sector of the state the venture is projected to create over one thousand (1000) jobs in the state .
The company, he said, which is ready to venture into livestock will settle for animal husbandry as well as poultry, has the capacity of producing large quantity of raw meat and about 15 million litters of raw milk yearly.
Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Ben Odoh while signing the MoU on behalf of the Ebonyi state government, commended the company for coming to the state to invest even as he promised that the state government will provide the necessary enabling environment for the company to operate fruitfully in the state.