Enugwu – Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area has held the seventh edition of her agricultural exhibition and prize winning competition.
The event, held in Obu Umunri Enugwu-ukwu, with villagers and friends in attendance, was organised to enable members of the community display their farm produce for the farming year and get support.
Declaring the event open, the Traditional ruler of Enugwu-Ukwu, Igwe Raph Ekpeh, praised the farmers for their hard work and dedication to producing food, and encouraged them to do more to sustain the drive for food sufficiency.
He also presented a motorcycle to the farmer with the highest seed harvest.
The President General of the community, Comrade Bonny Ozo Nkwuaku, and the Vice Chairman of the Agric Exhibition Committee of the community, Nze Nwabueze Akabuogu, described the community as an agricultural community, encouraging others to emulate them.
A farmer, Nze Joe Anaelom, said farm work has been helpful to his family, and thanked Igwe Ekpeh for the opportunity given to farmers in the community.
Other farmers, Mr. Obioma Amalaha and Mrs Beatrice Nwuzor, appreciated the Traditional Ruler of Enugwu-ukwu for his support.
Correspondent, Amarachukwu Okafor, reports that in the past seven years, the community has also used the agric exhibition to herald new yam festival of the community called “Olili Onwa Asato”, which is performed first by the Traditional Ruler of the community before other members of the could join.