The President, Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO), Abdullahi Wali, has applauded the massive rice production in Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna, Jigawa, Ebonyi, Nasarawa and Lagos states.
He explained that agricultural policies of the federal government had enhanced investments made so far in the country.
According to him,“ The Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) has improved local production of farm produce and enhanced fertiliser distribution and access across states through the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative. Under ABP, 200,000 small holder farmers from 29 states of the federation benefited and 233,000 hectares of farmland cultivating eight commodities, namely rice, wheat, maize, cotton, soya-beans, poultry, cassava and groundnuts,“ Wali said.
He noted that the Buhari administration had delivered its campaign promise in the area of economic diversification through agriculture.
He also commended the governors of Ondo, Edo, Delta, Imo, Cross River, Ogun, Kaduna and Plateau states for supporting the Presidential initiative for palm oil, rubber, cashew, cassava, potatoes and other crops.