Tue. Jul 26th, 2022


The gubernatorial candidate  of the Peoples Democratic Party in the State, Professor Uche Ikonne, has flagged off the tenth edition of the annual distribution of subsidized fertilizers to Abia farmers through the Abia Grassroot Movement.

Speaking during the flag off ceremony, Professor Ikonne paid glowing tribute to the Program Manager, Abia State Agricultural Development Program (ADP) and BOT Chairman, Abia Grassroot Movement, Chief Israel Amanze for assisting farmers, noting that Agriculture remains the pillar of development in any nation.

Professor Ikonne also lauded Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for his numerous agricultural initiatives as well as enabling environment which has enhanced agricultural productivity in the state.

He disclosed that if he is elected Governor, would consolidate on the positive gains of the present administration for more agricultural revolution in the state and used the opportunity to encourage all eligible voters to get their PVC’s.

Earlier in his remarks, the Program Manager, Abia ADP and BOT Chairman, Abia Grassroot Movement Chief Israel Amanze, appreciated Professor Ikonne, for honoring their invitation despite his busy schedules.

He pointed out that his commitment in making fertilizers affordable for farmers has its driving force from the support and robust agricultural policies of Governor Ikpeazu and pledged his support for Professor Ikonne.

In a vote of thanks, the State Chairman, Abia Grassroots Movement, Bony Ume, thanked Professor Ikonne as well as other dignitaries that graced the event.

The event which was attended by members of the Uche Ndi Abia campaign Organization, top government Officials and farmers from many local government areas, featured the presentation of Soil Testing kits from the Nigerian Institute of Soil Science, presentation and distribution of gifts from Indorama Eleme Fertilizers Company.

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