PARIS, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016: GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has warned the Igbos the dire consequences of playing with fire if the north abandons the region and cut off food supplies to the southeast over what he describe as ingratitude to the north.
The governor said the north has been the food basket to the south-east and to engage them in a cold war will not pay the region any good in the long run.
He made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to the governor, “As we talk, the food we consume in the state, like rice, yam, tomatoes, pepper and beef, all come from the North.
“If the farmers in the North cut food supply to the South East, we will face a serious challenge,” the governor said.