Farmers Association Wants Federal Government To Assist Farmers With Incentives 





Sikirat Shehu



Stakeholders of the All farmers association of Nigerian, AFAN has urged Minister of agriculture and rural development, Mohammed Abubakar to ensure that incentives meant for farming activities get to the real farmers to reduce hunger and ensure food security in the country.



Tunde Arosanyin, Chairman, AFAN, who made the call while addressing journalists in Ilorin, said when incentives such as fertilizer and seeds get to the authentic farmers, it would boost food production in the country.


Arosanyin, advised Mohammed Abubakar to emulate electronic wallet of the President, African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina when he was minister of agriculture, whose method ensured that subsidized fertilizer and seeds get to rural farmers as and when due.


The Chairman, however, commended the minister of agriculture for issuing policy statement on how bank of agriculture would get back on track as well as visiting agriculture research institute to feel their pulse.

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