Anambra lawmaker distributes cassava stems constituents




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Patrick Obalim-Udoba, representing west in state house assembly, has distributed bundles “high-yield” cassava stems to his constituency.

Obalim-Udoba, said cassava stem will help communities to mitigate negative effect flood and allow them to kick-start farming in earnest.The distribution held at Umueze Anam and was witnessed by of communities make local government area.

Obalim-Udoba said flood destroyed all the cassava stems stored by his are predominantly farmers and.

Noting 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 the cassava stems judiciously.

This is not the first he would distribute cassava stems to his constituency.

In 2019, the 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 to make it an annual event.

Obalim-Udoba’s gesture comes after Murtala Gwarmai, senior special assistant on youth to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of , “empowered” some youth in the state with donkeys.

Gwarmai had reportedly said the beneficiaries requested the donkeys to aid them in transporting sand, gravel, and blocks so as to boost their .

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