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How Bandits, Terrorists Prevent Nigerian Farmers From Accessing Farms – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged that insecurity was one of many causes for the present excessive price of meals commodities within the Nigerian markets.

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Buhari on Monday confirmed that insecurity had produced “extreme and antagonistic results on agriculture as a result of farmers are prevented from accessing their farms by bandits and terrorists.”



This was revealed in his Sallah message to Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to mark this 12 months’s Eid El-Kabir celebration.

The president’s Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, famous that Buhari assured that his authorities was engaged on easing the strain attributable to a number of the insecurity elements.

Buhari mentioned, “COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the economies of all nations, together with Nigeria, along with the truth that floods have brought about giant scale destruction to agricultural farmlands, thereby impacting negatively on our efforts to spice up native manufacturing in step with our coverage to drastically scale back meals importation.

“This, he explains, has led to meals inflation which the federal government is working laborious to handle. No authorities in our current historical past has invested as closely as we’re doing to advertise native manufacturing of about 20 different commodities, by way of the supply of loans and a number of other different types of help to our farmers.

“Other than the destruction brought about to rice farms by floods, middlemen have additionally taken benefit of the native rice manufacturing to take advantage of fellow Nigerians, thereby undermining our aim of supporting native meals manufacturing at inexpensive costs.

“Let me additionally use this chance to reassure Nigerians that we’re taking measures to handle our safety challenges. These challenges have produced extreme and antagonistic results on agriculture as a result of farmers are prevented from accessing their farms by bandits and terrorists.”

“We’ve began taking supply of fighter plane and different crucial navy tools and {hardware} to enhance the capability of our safety forces to confront terrorism and banditry,” Buhari added. 

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