Dara: Threatening to drain northern food supplies into rivers is a long-awaited problem
Professor G.G. Darah, PANDEF President of Delta State, suggested that the threat of some northern cliques to ban northern food in Rivers State and southern Nigeria is a welcome challenge.
Professor Dara, PANDEF Leader of Delta State, who spoke at length about the alleged impending confrontation, said: “What products is the North selling us that cannot be produced in abundance in the South? Beans, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, etc. They grow well in the Niger Delta. “
Continuing with the academic scholar, Don noted, “The Kingdom of Urhobo in Ugwerun is a leader in the production of sweet potatoes for chips consumed in hotels, restaurants and food outlets throughout Nigeria. The bow thrives in the northern / Ogoy area of the Cross River. Our rainforests are fertile for different types of pepper and spices. “
He explained that all the agricultural needs of the people in the Niger Delta states lie in the banana belt and the banana belt, where perhaps the largest plantain market is located, in particular the weekly market from Zarama to Bayelsa on the east-west highway, so our needs in carbohydrates are satisfied.
He noted that the Niger Delta can still meet its protein needs, saying: “As far as our proteins are concerned, we can be self-sufficient. because the Niger Delta region is naturally gifted as it has the most rivers
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Professor Darach, relying on reliable data from impeccable sources, said: “According to a World Bank publication in 1995, there are about 250 species of fish. In 2003, Gov Ibori from Delta State took a delegation to Thailand and saw the ponds. fishing and shrimp stretching for miles. Asian agricultural specialists visited Delta State in 2004 and used cars, canoes and helicopters to identify potential fishing harbors from Tsekelevu near the Ondo state border via Batere, Escravos, Forkados, Burutu, Odimodi, Agge / Aghoro, Bomadi, Patani, Umeh / Erhohwa, Asaba-Ase, Aboh, Onya Oko, Asaba and Ebu / Illah. The report they prepared should be located somewhere in Govt House, Asaba.
He added: “In terms of livestock, we have enough land to raise pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, ducks, turkeys, pigeons, etc. Oil palms and raffia are common in the Niger Delta. Indeed, what products are the northern states shipping to us, giving them a brazen voice threatening the food embargo? “
He acknowledged that perhaps our difficulty lies in the fact that our southern politicians do not want to think and apply a strategy to turn our abundance of natural resources into wealth and prosperity for the common good.
In his closing remarks, Professor Dara stated that: “The people of the Niger Delta should encourage food cliques in the north to fulfill their threat to cut off food supplies. At this point, our politicians will understand that the problem of governance is more serious than winning elections and traveling in imported luxury jeeps, ”he concluded.
Source: – Independent ng