It was jubilation at Neni, headquarters Anaocha local government area weekend, when no fewer than two hundred registered farmers received farm inputs for this year’s farming season from the Anambra state government.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanization, Processing and Export, Mr. Nnamdi Onukwuba while distributing the inputs to the beneficiaries said the aim was to achieve food security in the state.
Mr. Onukwuba, represented by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Agric Export, Dr Okey Okwuosa, said that the inputs-support would enable the farmers to achieve maximum yield, so that food would be available for the people, especially after the lockdown, occasioned by Coronavirus pandemic.
He urged them to apply the inputs, using best agronomic practices to achieve the government’s set objectives.
Among the inputs distributed were inorganic fertilizers, lime for neutralizing the soil acidity, improved cassava stems and maize seeds.
The local government director of Agric, Mrs. Uzoamaka Nwoye, and the chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Anambra chapter, Chief Donatus Okafor were among the officials that witnessed the exercise.