Sunday, April 14, 2024

Hardship: Return to farming, invest in agriculture – IPOB tells Igbos


The Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, has urged the individuals of the Southeast to return to farming and spend money on agriculture.

IPOB stated Igbos would avert meals scarcity and hunger within the Southeast and Nigeria by partaking in farming and agriculture.

In a press release signed by its spokesman, Emma Highly effective, IPOB urged all Igbo philanthropists to assist farmers of their communities by buying seedlings and different farming implements for them as an alternative of giving them non permanent meals objects.

“The worldwide household and motion of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the good assured and indefatigable chief, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu calls on Biafrans to speculate closely in agriculture this planting season. It’s time for us to create meals sufficiency in Biafra Land as a result of we’ve got the means and the fertile lands to make it occur.

“IPOB calls on each Biafran to begin farming on all agricultural merchandise, significantly money crops, to avert the approaching famine in Nigeria. There’s famine looming in Nigeria, and Biafrans have to be ready to avert the approaching hazard of hunger.

“Farmers must be inspired and supported to enter farming as an alternative of sharing consumable meals with our individuals. Traders ought to begin Agricultural Cottage Industries to course of and protect agricultural merchandise for export. Biafrans have fertile and ready lands for good yield.

“Apart from money crop manufacturing, our individuals may also spend money on animal husbandry. Moreso, Biafrans ought to spend money on agricultural analysis facilities for high quality analysis and improvement centered on rising our native meals merchandise effectively. Ndigbo, it’s time to learn to fish as an alternative of simply shopping for fish to eat.

“IPOB equally calls on patriotic Biafrans to sensitize our individuals on the significance of farming. Our individuals ought to perceive that farming is essential. We must always not imagine in shopping for all the pieces we eat from the market.

“As Biafrans, we should make meals sufficiency a precedence. We should not enable our enemies to have full management of our meals provide and provide chain. Any nation that’s incapable of feeding themselves will all the time be left in a weak state of affairs. Our individuals have to be concerned within the manufacturing of all money crops, greens, and livestock that we make the most of each day,” elements of the assertion stated.

IPOB assured that Japanese Safety Networks, ESN, is offering enough safety throughout the forests within the Southeast.

The assertion added: “On the a part of IPOB, we’ll present high-quality seedlings to some chosen farmers to plant this planting season.

“Most significantly, IPOB/ESN has made considerable positive aspects in securing our forests, bushes, and farmlands towards the marauding Fulani herdsmen jihadists to create a conducive setting to permit our farmers to return to their farms.

“ESN Operatives are fight prepared to make sure that marauding Fulani herdsmen Jihadists won’t destroy our farmlands. The agenda of Fulani is to make Biafrans meals depending on their merchandise from Northern Nigeria, however IPOB has destroyed their evil agenda. IPOB and ESN loyalty lies with Biafrans.

“Due to this fact, Biafrans ought to make investments closely in agriculture to offer meals for consumption at residence and likewise for exportation.”

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