Respite As Presidency Assures Farmers Of Support, Nigerian Farmers Group and Cooperative Society, have been assured by the federal government of its support to encourage agriculture by making it more attractive in food production and employment opportunities.
This assurance was given to farmers Saturday , in Nasarawa State by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Femi Adesina , when he visited a farm settlement at Mararaba Gaate, Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Mr Adesina who expressed optimism that the president Muhammadu Buhari’s government would stop at nothing to boost agriculture in the country said, adequate funds have be budgeted to make the dream a reality.
He stressed the need for farmers to always interface with relevant people in government so that they can access items and products and other benefits set aside for them.
Adesina who promised to brief Mr. President about the impressive development observed regretted that not all the resources allocated to farmers were fully assessed’’
He assured that ,‘‘I will also talk to the minister of Agriculture because it is his brief, to intimate him that youths were pulling their resources together into boost massive agricultural revolution.
Speaking earlier, National President NFGCS and former member of House Rep, Hon. Ibrahim Waziri, said while they will continue to promote agricultural revolution is Nigeria, the government must on its own part try to initiate policies that will allow farmers speedy access to resources made available to them through agricultural banks.
Appreciating Mr Adesina’s visit, the national coordinator of the group, Mr Retson Tedekhe, said though the group has not felt any reasonable impact from the numerous incentives made available by government for farmers to access, they are inspired by government’s body language to make agriculture a major stay of the country’s economy.
He therefore appealed to the government to prioritise subsidizing agriculture to make agriculture a win-win business for both farmers and consumers of their farm produces.