Date: June 23, 2021, 06:16:05 AM
Food Crisis Looms in Nigeria, Says AFAN: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
the state Chairman of AFAN said: “There will be food crisis in Nigeria therefore, governments should do more to return farmers to the farms.”Galadima recalled that as a result of insurgency, banditry and other forms of insecurity across the country, many farmers have relocated to safer towns, thereby abandoning their farms, adding that in Niger State, 11 out of the 25 local governments have been affected by one form of insecurity or the other resulting in farmers deserting their villages where they used to engage in farming.He also said that many farmers last season could not harvest their crops as a result of bandits’ attacks, while those that succeeded to do so lost the harvests to bandits thereby making them to be in position of serious financial crisis.
The AFAN chairman said: ” The only way for farmers to be able to produce this season is for government to subsidise the price of fertilizer and other farm inputs. The federal government should review its decision to withdraw subsidy from the sale of fertilizer.”Galadima also said that AFAN has discovered moves by “some unscrupulous elements to adulterate fertilizer” and therefore urged the federal government to “checkmate these people and their activities”.