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South East can Survive Without Food Supplies from the North- Igbo Group

A South Eastern group, Association of South East Town Union (ASETU) has stated that despite the threat from some Northern groups to hoard food and restrict supply to the South, the region will not be fazed, as it is self-sufficient.

The two topmost officials of the group, Emeka Diwe, who is the President of the group and Mr. Gideon Adikwuru, the Secretary of the group, called the threat “the imperialism of the Northern agro-cartels in Igboland.”

The Group added that such a move by the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria has only helped hasten the Region’s long-held plan to be self-sufficient in the area of food production.
“We have noted with great delight the statements by some Northern groups in which they threatened to end the supply of food items to our land. We are also aware that MACBAN and other foodstuffs and cattle dealers’ associations in the North have begun to grapple with enforcing these threats.

“The target is to encourage the steady and seamless repatriation of Igbo wealth back home, thereby unleashing the potential in all the sectors of the local economy and facilitate job and wealth creation for our people through various value chains.

“We prepared for it, and it has aided the materialisation of our initiative and fast-tracked our agenda, which is to harvest home our wealth and make our land an oasis of prosperity among the Black race,” ASETU said.

“We have noted with great delight the statements by some Northern groups in which they threatened to end the supply of food items to our land. We are also aware that MACBAN and other foodstuffs and cattle dealers’ associations in the North have begun to grapple with enforcing these threats.”

“What is really exciting about this move by the North is that it has helped the plan of Ndigbo through ASETU to attain total self sufficiency in food production, and it will certainly within a short time put a stop to the capital flight caused by the imperialism of the Northern agro-cartels in Igboland.”

“It is now important to openly inform Ndigbo that the agricultural components of the Aku Ruo Ulo Investment Initiative which ASETU launched in 2020 are now in full swing.”

“We also enjoin all Igbo people in the Diaspora and in the other parts of Nigeria to reach out to their Presidents-General to know the areas of comparative advantage within their localities into which investible capital can be funneled.”

“The blockade on food supplies to Igboland by the North cannot make us cower, or shake us to scamper for help. We prepared for it, and it has aided the materialization of our initiative and fast-tracked our agenda which is to harvest home our wealth and make our land an oasis of prosperity among the Black Race.”

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria arrived at their decision to embark on strike as part of measures to protest, what they called maltreatment of Fulani herdsmen and other Northerners in the region.

In addition, the Group has demanded a N4.75 billion compensation fee for the damage caused during the #EndSARS protests.

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