Farmers decry neglect in policy formulation, implementation

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The leadership of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has expressed dissatisfaction with ‘lack of concern for farmers’ in the areas of decision-making, policy formulation and implementation in the country.

AFAN’s National President, Mr Farouk Mudi, expressed the dissatisfaction on Thursday in Abuja at the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting, and demanded for more for their members.

“Seventy-five per cent of Nigerians who are farmers have been neglected in the areas of decision-making, policy formulation and implementation,” he said.

Mudi said this was why it has been unanimously resolved that any politician seeking farmers’ support must enter into an agreement with AFAN regarding decisions about farmers in Nigeria.

“All positions which have to do with agriculture must be left to members of the farmers association at the national, state and local government levels.

“We strongly believe that with our members in leadership positions in the agriculture sector critical transformation will take place. Farmers must come together at local, state and national levels. We will not relent anymore, as we must fight to get what belongs to us, regardless of any political party affiliation,” he said.