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Legendary Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has called on the Governors of the Southeast to make available lands for people to go into cattle rearing as that will help in solving the crisis of pastoralists and farmers in the region.
The popular actor who stated this in an interview with BBC Igbo, blamed the Southeast governors and leaders for the crisis in the Southeast.
He said that instead of buying cattle from the North, he governors should provide the necessary things to aid people to go into the business.
The veteran actor also pleaded with the government to encourage people who wish to participate in fish farming to be allowed.
He pointed out that the Igbo must do more with regard to growing tomatoes and peppers.
He challenged the governors of the East and members of the House of Representatives to strive to do what the people want rather than focus solely on their interests.
Edochie opined that the governors of the southeast and those elected to represent the Igbo at the federal level have not done enough when it comes to defending their people who are being oppressed.
He described Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Majority leader as the only person who is speaking for the interests of the people of the Southeast.
His statement reads,
“The South East leaders should provide land for people to rear cattle locally rather than having to buy from the North.
They should also encourage individuals willing to engage in fish farming to be allowed.
Igbo people must do more regarding tomato and pepper farming.
I believe that putting in place a rule that anyone who wants to host some kind of ceremony in Ala Igbo must use Igbo cows instead of Fulani herdsmen’s cows would help to resolve the region’s rising crisis with Fulani herdsmen.
Eastern governors and members of the House of Representatives must strive to do what the people want rather than focusing solely on their interests.
South-East governors and those elected to represent Igbo people at the federal level have not done enough when it comes to speaking up for their people who are being oppressed.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe is the only one speaking for Igbo people in the Senate as he had always been at the forefront of advocating for the interests of his people.
I don’t know whether the South-East governors are scared to talk. They have not shown signs that something is wrong.
“When a kite dives and carries a chick, the chick is not crying for the kite to drop it but for people around to know that the kite has it.
“The South-East governors have not cried out for people to know they are in distress.”
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