Obalim-Udoba, said cassava stem will help the communities to mitigate the negative effect of the flood and allow them to kick-start farming in earnest.The distribution held at Umueze Anam and was witnessed by residents of communities that make up the local government area.
Noting that cultivation of cassava usually starts between November and December, he said this prompted him to distribute the high yield stems which will germinate soon.
He advised the farmers to use the cassava stems judiciously.
This is not the first time he would distribute cassava stems to his constituency.
In 2019, the lawmaker distributed two truckloads of cassava stems to his constituents.
At the presentation, he had said the gesture was to reduce the stress of the farmers going to nearby communities in search of cassava stems after flood disasters and had promised to make it an annual event.
Gwarmai had reportedly said the beneficiaries requested the donkeys to aid them in transporting sand, gravel, and blocks so as to boost their business.