The physique argued that the present administration had made little effort to make sure that Nigeria obtain meals sufficiency because it got here on board virtually eight years in the past.
This was acknowledged by the Nationwide President of UNIFAN, Pastor Akinlami Aduragbemi, whereas addressing its members and representatives of different associated associations, together with the All Farmers Affiliation of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday, February 16, 2023, The Punch reviews.
Due to this fact, the farmers introduced their endorsement of Labour Occasion presidential flag-bearer, Peter Obi, for president with the hope that he would revamp the nation’s agricultural sector.
The UNIFAN president added that their assist for Obi was knowledgeable by his document of efficiency in agricultural sector throughout his eight-year tenure as Anambra State Governor.
Aduragbemi argued that Obi was your best option for the farmers, particularly as a result of his pledge to vary Nigeria from a consuming economic system to a productive one.
Whereas talking, the Grand Patron of UNIFAN, Stephen Osunkeye, mentioned he had not seen any critical intervention to resolve the meals disaster and pervading starvation within the land up to now few years.
Osunkeye’s phrases: “Aside from at all times being at residence, calls from household, pals and pictures we see and the price of meals make one really feel sad. Even the Staple widespread meals and produce turn into so costly and unavoidable for the typical Nigerian.
“For my part, from the previous few years until now, there has not been any critical intervention within the meals disaster and starvation. Farmers haven’t been supported adequately, particularly farmers in grassroots with agricultural incentives.
“From what I’ve heard from him (Obi), by way of making Nigeria a productive nation, he ought to give excessive assist to farmers, settle problems with farmers and herders, present low curiosity and gentle loans to farmers.
“He should additionally ensure that agriculture has an inexpensive price range. All of the nation’s meals baskets must be safe and obtain funds for growth.”
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