The Chief Whip of House of Representatives, Alhaji Alhassan Ado Doguwa has described the federal government’s E-Wallet Agricultural programme as the best way of enhancing commercial farming in the country.
Doguwa, who disclosed this in Kano during an oversight function visit to Warawa local government area of Kano state, called on Nigerian farmers to support the programme with a view to boosting their production.
He said: “The programme was introduced to support farmers enhance their farming activities and from what we have seen the programme is yielding positive results.”
He appealed to the federal government to sustain the programme, as according to him it has positive impact on Nigerian farmers.
Also speaking, Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Alhaji Mustapha Bala Dawaki, said the programme has encouraged many farmers across the country to embrace commercial agriculture.
“We will continue to support this programme at the National Assembly so that our farmers would gain more benefits from it. As representatives of our people, we will ensure that the federal government improves on this programme,” he said.
Earlier, a member, House Committee on Agriculture, Alhaji Munnir Babba Dan’Agundi, expressed delight on farmers turn out at the screening exercise.
Dan’Agundi said over 200 farmers have been screened in Warawa local government area and out of figures 30 farmers have collected their agricultural package that include urea, NPK and organic fertilizers, as well as seed and micro nutrient valued at N41, 750.
He said the lawmakers were in Warawa local government as part of their oversight visit to constituencies to assess the programme, saying “we are assessing successes and challenges of the programme.”
He said that the lower chamber of the National Assembly would ensure that all challenges affecting the programme are addressed before the next farming season.