Okorocha’s prediction and call for commercial farming in Igbo land and Imo in particular appears to have come to pass following the stoppage of supply of food items to the South by the Northerners.
Okorocha while on seat as Imo State Governor had at various occasions charged the Igbos and Imo people in particular on the need to go into commercial agriculture predicting that the Northerners may one day decide not to bring food items to the people of the Southern Nigeria.
In the bid to achieve this, the said Okorocha made it as a policy in Imo where in the civil servants were made to work from Mondays to Wednesdays and used the remaining two days of a week for farming.
The Northerners had few days ago withheld supply of food to Southerner part of Nigeria following the prohibition of movement of cows in the Southern Nigeria by the Governors.
Unsatisfied with this decision and policy, the Northerners took a firm decision not to supply foods to the South, an action which has given room for many reactions and controversies.
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Our reporter who interviewed some of the people in Imo reported that while some are of the view that the Northerners should go back to their states and eat their farm produce, in interest of peace, others are of the view that dialogue should be sought to enable the tribes continue their usual supply.
In a Radio program in Owerri yesterday, majority of Imo people were of the opinion that the Igbos should go into commercial farming to be able to feed their own people hence the Northerners should keep their foods to their selves.