Oyogist.com has learnt that the Association of South East Town Union group (SETU) has expressed optimism that the people of the region are capable of feeding themselves.
The commique was given in reaction to the threat issued by some Northern Groups to end the supply of food items to the South.
According to a statement issued by the union, the Northern traders decision to end the supply of food to the South would help the plan of Ndigbo through the association to attain total self-sufficiency in food production.
The statement read in part;
“The target is to encourage the steady and seamless repatriation of Igbo wealth back home, thereby unleashing the potential in all the sectors of the local economy and facilitate job and wealth creation for our people through various value chains.
“We prepared for it, and it has aided the materialisation of our initiative and fast-tracked our agenda which is to harvest home our wealth and make our land an oasis of prosperity among the Black race,” The statement read further.