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Plateau farmers praise agric policies have boosted farming

Dr Hosea Finangwai, the Plateau Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, says the agricultural policies of Gov. Simon Lalong’s administration have boosted farming activities in Plateau.

Finangwai said this in Jos at the inauguration of the newly elected executive members of the state chapter of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN).

He said that the governor, in the last three years of his administration, had initiated and executed policies which had promoted farming activities, thereby making agriculture more lucrative and attractive in the state.

Gov. Lalong means well for the agricultural sector in this state; he is a farmer-friendly governor.

He has initiated and implemented good policies which have significantly improved farming activities on the Plateau.

Most of our farmers are direct beneficiaries of the Anchor Borrowers Programme and the tractorisation scheme in the state.

Besides, the timely distribution of fertilisers to farmers at subsidised rates has gone a long way in improving agricultural activities in the state,” he said.

Finangwai assured the farmers of the government’s continuous support in order to make the state the hub of food production in the country.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. John Wuyep, the new state AFAN Chairman, promised to mobilise members of the association to achieve corporate goals.

He pledged to collaborate with government and other groups in efforts to promote farming in the state, adding that he would explore every opportunity in the agriculture sector to the benefit of farmers in the state.

The election of the executives of the Plateau chapter of AFAN was held on Dec. 13, 2018.

The National Vice-Chairman of AFAN, Hajiya Nana Bashir, and other dignitaries in the agriculture sector attended the inauguration.

Source: Voice of Nigeria