to farmers in the 27 Local Government Areas of Imo State.
The idea is to enhance food production, food security, and food
sufficiency for the people of Imo State.
Performing the ceremony on behalf of the State Government, at the
premises of Imo International Conventional Centre (IICC) Owerri, the
Special Adviser to the Governor on Bureau for Local Government and
Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Mrs. Rubby Emele said the gesture is a big
relief to Imo farmers who desire increased yield from their farm
She expressed the gratitude of the entire Local Government to the State
Government for encouraging the farmers of Imo State through the prompt
and timely delivery of the fertilizer, saying it will surely enhance the
2020 agricultural harvest in the State.
Mrs. Emele informed that the farming season varies, and in different
phases; and that certain crops are still being planted as there is late
planting season in some areas. She emphasized that the fertilizer is
coming at the right time when farmers are in need of it.
Answering questions on the quantity and number of bags to each LGA, as
well as the level of government subsidy on each bag, Mrs. Emele said
that each Local Government is expected to receive about two trailer
loads and that they are totally free to the farms.
Expressing his delight on behalf of other IMC Chairmen of the 27 Local
Government Areas of the Imo State, the ALGON Chairman, and the Interim
Management Chairman of Oru West Local Government Area, Hon. Willy
Okolieogwu thanked the Government of Senator Uzodimma for coming to the
aid of Imo farmers, promising that as soon as the fertilizers get to the
LGAs they will definitely get to the actual people they are meant for.
He assuaged the fear of politicizing the fertilizer distribution on
partisan bases and assured that they will definitely get to true farmers
in the LGAs, as the LGAs have registered the farmers in the different
In an interview, the IMC Chairman of Owerri Municipal Council, Chief
Ambrose Nkwodinma eulogized the efforts of the State Government in the
Agricultural sector and promised to use his good office to ensure that
the fertilizers get to the targeted people that it is meant for.
He recalled that not long the Governor Uzodimma distributed large
quantities of palliatives to Local Governments and prayed God to sustain