Stop politicising agriculture, Hamisu Gambo (Dan Lawan Katsina) Cautions Gov Masari
Owner of the DanLawal farm and chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Katsina Local Government, Alhaji Hamisu Gambo, who spoke on behalf of farmers in Katsina LGA, cautioned the state government from politicising agriculture by deliberately neglecting the real farmers to appease political allies.
“A situation, where real farmers are being neglected in the area of loan and farm input accessibility by the state government is dangerous.
“They only recognise politicians following them as farmers, whereas real farmers have no access to basic farm inputs not to talk of loan, it is unfortunate.
“We call on the federal government to assist real farmers in the state since the politicians have hijacked what the farmers could get from the state government. This is necessary to safe agriculture in Katsina State,’’he said.
Alhaji Gambo, a former member of the House of Representatives, commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for making available fertiliser for farmers in Katsina LGA, saying his intervention saved the farmers in the area.
“Through my leadership as chairman of farmers in Katsina LGA, I was able to secure fertiliser for more than 1,000 farmers in the LGA, each getting two bags from the federal government,’’he said.