By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
Jigawa State farmers would continue to boost their production through good relationship between the state government and All farmers Association of NIgeria (AFAN) in order to make the state one of the most examplary food producing domains.
This was expressed by the state AFAN chairman, Alhaji Idris Yau Mai Unguwa popularly known as (Jaga) in an interview with our correspondent.
He stressed that the government of Jigawa State under the leadership of Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar is working selflessly towards the development of agriculture as the mainstay of the people of the state.
He expressed delight that the cordial relationship between AFAN and the Jigawa State Government remains one of the reasons why agriculture is receiving the best consideration as an occupation that encourages self dependence in food production like what is being witnessed in other developed nations globally.
Alhaji Idris Yau Mai Unguwa said that, “I am happy to state that his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar is working very well to ensure that agriculture is becoming the best occupation especially at present when the sector is now a channel to economic growth and promoting self-reliance.”
Commenting on the recent change in agric ministry, Alhaji Idris Yau Mai Unguwa described the process as a boost for Nigerian farmers “because everybody knows that the person who oversees the federal ministry of agriculture can restore the lost glory of the organisation by keeping in mind that the present administration’s policies on agriculture remain a global agenda.”
The AFAN chairman thanked the Jigawa State Government for the usual support rendered to his association which is the great pride to farmers, adding that his leadership would continue to bring out more strategies that are profitable to agricultural sector.
Mai Unguwa Jaga disclosed that Jigawa State chapter of the All Farmers Association of NIgeria would join hands with the state government and other agencies to control the menance of annual flooding which results in loss of farm produce in the locations affected annually.
The Jigawa State AFAN leader commended the association’s national president, Architect Kabir Ibrahim for the role he is playing to ensure that Nigerian farmers benefit from all the government’s programmes, despite challenges.