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Bola Tinubu Promises To Establish Commodities If Elected In 2023

Bola Tinubu the Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), has promised to establish a NationalAgricultural commodity directorate if he is well voted for and automatically wins the election. Bola Tinubu said  he said would help reposition the agricultural sector for optimal growth. Tinubu made this known during a town hall meeting with farmers and northern agro commodity groups on Monday in Minna.

He said that the directorate would be charged with responsibility of providing required farming implements to farmers at subsidised rates. He explained that the farming implements would be made available at government controlled prices across the 774 local government areas of the country

The presidential candidate of APC also Pledged to ensure the smooth running of things in different offices and also promises the full protection of farmers and their produce.“That is why we promise you that commodity exchange will start immediately if you elect me as President of Nigeria,” he said

Tinubu also promise to revamp the Bank of Agriculture to attend to farmers on a priority basis while pledging to ensure the mitigation of effect of climate change. “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 your produce.

”We promise you that nothing you produce will be destroyed again.

” I sympathise with all of you affected by flood throughout the country.” he said.

Also speaking at the event, Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger, said that government had over the years continued to support the development of agriculture in crop, livestock and fisheries production.

He noted that the present administration had reactivated some of the 19 moribund irrigation schemes in the state as well the rehabilitation of over 300km rural access roads through the implementation of the Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP II) programme.

Bello said the state had attracted five International investors for the production diary and other associated livestock products. He added that government had developed more than 1,300 hectares of pasture plots with basic facilities for the project. The national chairman of APC Alhaji Abdullah Adamu,the director general of the presidential campaign, Gov. Simon Lalong of plateau, Gov.Abubakr Bagudu of kebab and many other great personalities were present at the event.

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