FG Urged To Implement Dry Season Farming In North Central

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Federal Government has been urged to urgently implement the dry season farming it initiated in the North Central to ensure food sufficiency in the country.

Mallam Ahmed Saba, Member representing Edu, Moro and Patigi federal Constituency of Kwara state,made the call while speaking at an empowerment and distribution of palliatives in collaboration with federal ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held in Shonga Edu local government area of the state.

He said speedy implementation of the programme by the Federal government would enable farmers have access to farm inputs and produce food in large quantity.

Mallam Ahmed Saba said the North Central state which are close to River Niger has the capacity and fertile land for the production Maize,Rice and Cassava to make food available and affordable to the teaming population.

He said the conditional cash transfer added to the initiative would enable farmers produce food at ease.

Mallam Alhmed Saba explained that the rice ,beans and other food items distributed as palliatives are produced in the same locality in Shonga .

He comended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for initiating the dry season farming programme to ensure food security in the country.

The lawmaker appealed to wealthy individuals to assist those in need to cushioned their hardship.

He advised the beneficiaries not to sell the items given to them , adding that they should ensure they are use for the purposes the are meant for .

One of the beneficiaries of the palliatives, Mohammed Yinusa expressed appreciation to the Federal government and the lawmaker for alleviating their sufferings.

He appealed to other wealthy individuals to replicate same gesture to other Communities.

About two hundred farmers,artisans and women benefited from the empowerment ,Cash grant and Palliatives distributed.

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