A former Imo state governorship aspirant, Barr. Chima Anozie has described farming as the only option to cushion the effects of the lingering lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Barr. Anozie stated this during an interview held with him on Saturday in Owerri, the state capital.
He said that the lockdown has compelled the people to go back to farming, predicting a bumper harvest this season.
The former OCDA boss popularly known as Homebase further said that the stay at home order occasioned by the pandemic has brought families together unlike what it used to be in the past.
“Much as I admit that coronavirus invasion is an awful experience across the globe, but it has helped a great deal in reuniting many families. I tell you this, use this analysis, put a thorough check on all those you know. You can see everyone has added flesh. The reason is that people have had enough rest.”
“The lockdown has returned family values. Parents now have time for their children and vice versa. The truth is that coronavirus is real.”
Although, he traced the increasing cases of rape in the society to the shutting down of hospitality industries where some men who cannot control themselves go to satisfy their sexual desires.
He said that those blaming the government on this aspect should consider the fact that the government cannot possibly put a check on people’s activities in their various families, citing public enlightenment as the best means of acquiring sex education.
To further cushion the effects of the lockdown, he said that the government in the state and at the federal should adopt “operation feed the family” rather than “operation feed the nation” as the latter, according to him, has failed to meet the aspirations of the people.
The APC stalwart advised the Traditional institutions to initiate programs that will rekindle the core values of the people, especially the youths, lamenting that moral decadence is on the high side.
Similarly, he extolled the state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma on his achievements within the shortest possible time, describing his 100days in office as 100days of performance.
He admonished politicians in Imo to play politics that is void of bitterness and rancor as he reaffirmed his unalloyed support for the shared prosperity government.
However, he expressed worry about the influx of people into the ruling party, advising the Governor to beware of sycophants whose intents are to slow down the developmental force of the government.
Meanwhile, he has called on all Imo people to be supportive of the shared prosperity government of Senator Hope Uzodinma, expressing confidence that he will delivery on his 3Rs mantra of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, and Recovery.