”The insinuation is meant to mislead people as a result of lack understanding so to say. But the truth position is that the integrated farm estate is designed to accommodate the youths from that community in order to engage them into entire agricultural value chain.
“And it depends on what the community is known for and what the community is interested in going into. Some states are getting poultry, cow – like in the north; in the south like Abia they are doing fishery and rabbit rearing.
“In Oyo we already have rabbit rearing and crop farming; in Ekiti State as well we have crop farming. So, it depends on the environment, and it has nothing to do with Ruga at all. It’s purely for development, and to engage the youths and for the benefit of immediate community, that is what the integrated farming estate stands for.”
Ikonne, while speaking on Buhari’s official visit to Imo on Thursday, said the visit clearly showed the president’s passion and love for the people of the South East zone of the country.