The Former Governor of Zamfara state in Northern Nigeria, Abdulaziz Yari, says the Federal Government will buy excess farm produce this year to ensure food security and protect farmers from loss.
Yari, who is now the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara, made this known to members and supporters of the party in the state at a meeting in his Talata-Mafara residence in the state.
He said,the federal government had worked out plans in this direction that would soon be released.
“The federal government will make sure that with the price drop recorded on farm products, it will buy excess commodities and store same in order to guarantee food security in our country.
“The measure will also ensure that farmers are protected from running at a loss at the end of the farming season by purchasing the excess products while maintaining that there is no price hike on commodities”
“Even though our party is not in control in the state at the moment, we will make sure that our members and supporters benefit from all federal government programmes.
“To actualise this, the federal government plans to appoint its representative in all the states of the federation who will monitor its empowerment programmes such as the N-power, Anchor borrowers, trader money and so on, so that every citizen can benefit,” he assured.