Asiwaju Agro Farmers assures of Tinubu/Shettima Agro Commodity Programme Benefits


By Hamza Waziri

Feb. 9, 2023

Registered farmers on the platform of Asiwaju Agro Commodities Directorate of All Progressives Congress of the Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC) have been assured of benefiting from the Tinubu/Shettima Agro Commodities Programme directly if elected.

The North Central Coordinator of the Asiwaju Farmers Forum, Hon. Sadiq A. B. Umar, gave the assurance while fielding questions from the media men, during the party’s zonal mega rally for the Tinubu/Shettima and Bago/Yakubu held at Bida, the zonal headquarters of Niger South senatorial district otherwise known as Zone “A”.

The former member who represented Bida South constituency (Bida 2) in the Niger State House of Assembly said “the impact of the Agro Commodities Programme of the Tinubu/Shettima presidency is to see that every Nigerian Farmer Group, Cooperative, and Association will be a beneficiary of the agricultural transformation and revolution program”.

Hon. Sadiq explained that the Agro Commodities Directorate was created to look at the achievements of the present administration of President Mohammadu Buhari and to build and improve on them, adding the Directorate was trying to mobilize between 20 to 25 million farmers’ votes as he declared that these farmers would benefit directly and indirectly more from the government of Sen. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu if elected as the next president of Nigeria.

The former lawmaker revealed further that the Directorate has registered virtually all the farmers in North Central, adding that no less than two hundred thousand of them are from Niger State, saying that they had their full details from the State to the unit which they would use to deal with these farmers directly after forming a government.

He disclosed further that the aims and objectives of the Agro Commodities Directorate were among others to achieve massive support of votes from the six geopolitical zones of the country through the different farmer’s groups, Association, Cooperatives, and others, as well as to create the awareness of the Tinubu/Shettima agricultural revolution and transformation policies and development programmes.

The Coordinator of Asiwaju Farmers Forum said in addition, the Agro Commodities Directorate was set up to encourage more people to go into farming as the world diversifies from oil to agriculture and to also reassure the people of the six geopolitical zones that the agricultural transformation programmes of the Tinubu/Shettima would transform the economic activities of the regions and the country at large.

Hon. Sadiq Umar then called on Nigerians, particularly Nigerlites to vote for APC from top to bottom, asserting that they had more to gain with APC in power than any other party, arguing that the economic heat people were feeling now was temporary as the present administration of president Buhari has laid the foundation for massive development which the government of Sen. Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu would build and improve on for the good of all.