The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Tinubu has promised that his administration will prioritize agriculture if elected in 2023
Tinubu gave this assurance during a town hall meeting with farmers and the Northern Agro Commodity Groups held at Idris Legbo Kutigi Conference Hall, Minna, Niger state yesterday.
Tinubu said that his administration will see to the provision of modern farm implements at subsidized rates to the farmers across the country.
He noted that agriculture is the is a prosperity goldmine for farmers, hence his administration will prioritize the sector to advance the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
He said, “Commodity exchange will begin immediately I become President and every resources to protect the farmers and their produces will be provided.
“Be assured that you will have the necessary protection in the market and farms. That is why we promise you that commodity exchange will start immediately if you elect me as President of Nigeria. Be assured farmers that the protection is here and the help has arrived. The future is assured. We promise that the resources to protect your farming produce will be made available for you without you asking for it.”
“We will stop destroying our export potential to create value. We will work to give you the exportable items that will help you produce in a manner that other people will want to buy your produce and not reject them.
“We promise you that nothing you produce will be destroyed again. We will mitigate the effect of climate change and floods. I sympathise with all of you affected by flood throughout the country,” he remarked.
Various agricultural groups present endorsed Asiwaju/Shettima Presidency expressing their optimism that Tinubu would lead them out of poverty via improving agricultural practices across the country.