LG chair in Ebonyi distributes 18,000 farm inputs to farmers

The chairman of Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state, Chief Emmanuel Ajah, on Friday said he had distributed over 18,000 farm inputs to farmers.

The inputs, according to him, included over, 1, 000 cartons of spraying machines, 3, 000 bags of fertilisers, 5, 000 cartons of agro-chemicals, rice seedlings of different species and other inputs.

Ajah said the distribution was to assist farmers in the 2024 farming season and to boost food production in the area.

“It is my avowed commitment to leave no stone unturned in terms of agricultural facelift in my Council. My people here are farmers; though we are blessed with some mineral resources, the major occupation of the people here is farming.

“In Ivo LGA, we grow cucumber, watermelon, okra; the Akaeze community, for instance, is known for farming okra. We farm cassava, maize, yam, among other crops.

“But I have decided to make farming easier for my people considering the economic situation in the country. It is hard for families to feed these days so without the government’s intervention; farming will be difficult for the people.

“My administration is not just providing agricultural input for the farming season, but for the all-round season and we have provided them with fertilisers for that purpose.

“This is to see that as an LGA in an agrarian state, we produce enough food to sustain us and to export to other parts of the country,” he said.