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Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by ijustdey: 5:20pm On Feb 15
According to him, only genuine farmers will benefit from government-subsidised interventions.


The federal government, on Wednesday, announced that it is making efforts to modify farmers’ databases to get rid of “political farmers” as it plans to kick off the second phase of dry season farming.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, disclosed this in a maiden press briefing organised by the Minister of Information and National Orientation to regain public confidence.

According to him, only genuine farmers will benefit from government-subsidised interventions.

PREMIUM TIMES reported that the Bola Tinubu administration earlier announced that a lot of agricultural policies meant for farmers were enjoyed by ‘political farmers’: persons linked to politicians but who were not real farmers.

Last year, the ministry launched the first phase of dry season farming under the National Agricultural Growth Scheme Agro-Pocket (NAGS-AP) project. The first phase focused on 15 wheat-growing states.


I50,000 hectares of rice to be cultivated in second phase

Mr Kyari said following a key evaluation of the first phase of dry season farming, measures have been taken to ensure the success of the subsequent phase.

He said 150,000 hectares of rice would be cultivated during the second phase, noting that 300,000 genuine farmers are targeted for this. The farmers, he said, would benefit from the government’s subsidised interventions such as fertilisers, herbicides and micronutrients among others.

According to him, the farmers would get three bags of these agro-inputs for free after purchasing half bags.

In addition, he said, 30,000 hectares of maize would be cultivated across the 36 states of the federation. The minister expressed optimism, noting that some state governors have shown interest in the scheme.

Mr Kyari also clarified that 42,000 metric tonnes of grains earmarked for distribution to vulnerable households would be at no cost.

“The 42,000 metric tonnes of food from the national food reserves is free,” he clarified. “We’re trying to crash down the prices of food and make it available.”

“So these 42,000 metric tonnes of food will be given to the needy free of charge. It would go directly to the needy at no cost at all.

“We’ve met with the DSS and NEMA to give us the index. This is to gather intelligence on where it is needed the most, and we are going to look at those indices,” Mr Kyari added.


Idris unveils five-pillar agenda to regain public confidence

In his remarks, the information minister, Muhammed Idris, said his ministry has developed a five-pillar agenda in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope vision.

Mr Idris said the agenda is targeted at restoring trust, amplifying policies and programmes, reorienting national values, modernizing technology and talent, and creating an enabling environment for the media.

“The Ministerial Press Briefing Series (MPBS) that we are kicking off today, are in line with our ‘Restore Trust’ and ‘Amplify Policies and Programmes’ pillars. This is a chance for you, the distinguished members of the press, to engage with senior officials of the federal government, on behalf of the good people of Nigeria,” the minister told journalists.

“You will hear first-hand about what the federal government is doing, policies, programmes, targets and objectives, and you will be able to ask questions and receive relevant clarifications. We have also made efforts to ensure that this Briefing Series receives the widest possible coverage, through traditional and digital platforms,” the minister explained.

Mr Idris said the ministry is “determined to restore trust, confidence and credibility to public communications, by engaging in a timely, proactive and consistent fashion with all our stakeholders, across government, the media, private sector and international community, deploying all available platforms and media.”

He noted that the press briefing will subsequently feature other ministers who will be brought before the press to highlight the government’s efforts in stabilising the country.

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Ogiame: 5:22pm On Feb 15
"Nigeria To"

"Nigeria shall”

“Nigeria will”

“Nigeria May”

"Nigeria set to"

''Nigeria gearing towards''



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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by oz4real83(m): 6:32pm On Feb 15
Nigeria will be a better place if we substitute the word "remove " for "prosecute, jail or punish". Why only remove "political farmers" who have been stealing resources meant for farmers instead of punishing these thieves? That was how they removed subsidy instead of punishing subsidy thieves and at the end of the day totally killed the economy embarassed

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by socialmediaman: 9:19pm On Feb 15
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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by sparko1(m): 9:20pm On Feb 15
Political farmers cheesy
Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by socialmediaman: 9:21pm On Feb 15
Ogiame:
"Nigeria To"

"Nigeria shall”

“Nigeria will”

“Nigeria May”
grin

"set to" grin

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by seunayantokun(m): 9:21pm On Feb 15
Political farmers wey fit cmmot you quick quick now?

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Generation1: 9:22pm On Feb 15
Good move but don’t let it be voice promise

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Ogiame: 9:22pm On Feb 15
socialmediaman:


"set to" grin
grin grin

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by 1gbdata: 9:23pm On Feb 15
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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Cassandraloius: 9:24pm On Feb 15
Okay
Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by atobs4real(m): 9:25pm On Feb 15
Political farmers reaped and kept on reaping the nation

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by atobs4real(m): 9:25pm On Feb 15
Political farmers reaped and kept on reaping the nation
Na only them sabi chop 9ja money
Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by mejetov422: 9:25pm On Feb 15
After removing them, what next??

That's how a clown in the rock, remove subsidy and all the subsidy thieves are still working freely here in Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by elmas(m): 9:25pm On Feb 15
After planting, herdsmen and cows destroy crops, or high transportation of agricultural produce due to fuel price will still influence the cost of produce in the market.

If this government is serious let them use their own lands and employ labour, compete with local farmers and see how it looks like if it is favorable.

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Galadimabawa: 9:26pm On Feb 15
The federal government, on Wednesday, announced that it is making efforts to modify farmers’ databases to get rid of “political farmers” as it plans to kick off the second phase of dry season farming.

But I'm tell you this, that as we speak he is putting his own political farmers in this year season farming, he only say this to get rid of his predecessor candidates, who u dey wheen? no be 9ja again?

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by wink2015(m): 9:28pm On Feb 15
Farming in Nigeria must accommodate the young people.

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Ningishzida: 9:28pm On Feb 15
Are there still farmers in Nigeria?
Just asking on behalf of Herdsmen and Bandits.

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by JulianBond007: 9:30pm On Feb 15
No plans to secure farmers from herdsmen.

Tinubu na werey

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Rumobaba: 9:34pm On Feb 15
ARE YOU OKAY?



Jablonita:

Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by crackhouse(m): 9:34pm On Feb 15
Story for the gods.

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by referandum(m): 9:36pm On Feb 15
Ogiame:
"Nigeria To"

"Nigeria shall”

“Nigeria will”

“Nigeria May”

"Nigeria set to"



grin

''Nigeria gearing towards''

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Ogiame: 9:37pm On Feb 15
referandum:

''Nigeria gearing towards''
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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by Jablonita: 9:41pm On Feb 15
Rumobaba:
ARE YOU OKAY?



yeah,, are you?
Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by sematec(m): 9:43pm On Feb 15
Problem of insecurity should be solved first so farmers can go back to their farms

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Re: Nigeria To Remove ‘political Farmers’ From Database by jiz: 9:45pm On Feb 15
Remove them to allow our real and hardworking farmers to reap the fruits of their labor to the fullest

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