Ebonyi-The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency, at the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, last weekend distributed over 2,000 bags of 50 kg fertilizers and millions of naira to farmers within his constituency.
The distribution exercise which took place in his residence in Abakaliki, attracted many beneficiaries within Constituency.
According to Ogah, the distribution was in fulfillment of his promise to always assist the people during farming season.
He explained that his passion was to eradicate unemployment and improve agricultural activities of the constituency to ensure food Security, especially during this period of COVID-19.
“What we are giving out today is not about political party. It cuts across party line because am representing our people at National Assembly both those in PDP, APC, other political parties and those who don’t belong to any political party.
“All I want is for our graduates to have job and for our farmers to have better yield as reward for their efforts. The fertilizer if applied early in their farm will help them to have enough to eat and sale to solve their problems.
“My advice to every Village Head and Traditional Ruler is to ensure that you promote peace in your village. Try and settle any dispute in your area and above all, continue to sensitize your people on how to stay safe from this global pandemic called Corona virus. It is real and there is no need to play politics about it”.
The recipients, Ichie Patrick Ogale, Elder Ebuka Nwanchor, a traditional ruler from Ezza South among others commended Ogah for the gesture.
They prayed God to bless Ogah who remembered them at the right time unlike others who distribute such Agricultural incentives only to their cronies.
“We have never had it this good in the entire State. Not only is he giving this money and fertilizers across party line, but it is coming at the right time when we farmers needed it most.
“Since Comrade Ogah went to Abuja, things changed for good. He has been giving federal jobs to our graduates, helping to maintain peace in our communities, assisting those in business and other needs, and today, he has given us fertilizer and money to improve our farm activities.
“The result of this timely fertilizer is that we will have high yield this year. We will have enough to feed our family and also sale to improve our economic status. Our prayer as always is for God to protect him, bless him the more and protect him against the enemies of progress”.