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Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by HeatSeeker(m): 7:39pm On Jun 16
… calls on govt to provide security, incentives to farmers

A Yoruba socio-political group, Yoruba Commitment Forum (YCF) has raised an alarm about the looming food shortage in the South West region of the country.

The group said, though, the impending food insecurity is a national crisis, stressing that its impact on Yorubaland is going to be calamitous.  

This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Otunba Hon Tayo Onayemi, Barr. Akeem Aponmade, Barr. Femi Mokikan, Otunba Niyi Sodiya, Mrs. Buky Tunde Oshunrinde and Mrs. Sola Maja, and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

The YCF attributed the looming food shortage to the invasion and destruction of farmlands by rampaging Fulani herders.

The group, while calling for adequate security of farmers and their farmlands, equally appealed to the federal government to adequately compensate whose farmlands were destroyed and as well give them financial incentives, to encourage them to go back to farm.

The statement titled, “Nigeria’s headaches, food insecurity in Yorubaland”,  read, “we have observed that for about seven years now, Fulani herdsmen have been engaging in a relentless destruction of farmlands and settlements in Yorubaland. These criminal Fulani elements resorted to kidnapping, raping, maiming and killing of farmers and Yoruba sons and daughters. 

“Neither the governments at any level, nor Fulani herdsmen’s apologists would claim ignorance of the atrocious activities of these ruthless people. Video recordings of their wicked actions suffuse the internet. The end result is that farmers began to be scared off their farms gradually until now when farms have been completely abandoned. 

“When this started years ago, foresighted individuals raised concerns; they warned about the potential danger of food insecurity beginning with rising food prices and the need  to ensure a stable food supply. It appears that Southwest was deliberately targeted and the invasion of our farmlands was the execution of a conscious plan to starve our people to death. 

"We, the Yoruba Nation agitators, cried out for help against the brazen onslaught, but none came from the federal government led by a Fulani man.

Unfortunately, the hens have now come home to roost as the consequences of our action, and inaction, are now here for real with food shortages and very high prices making it increasingly difficult for our people to access the basic necessity of food.

“Before the current situation spirals out of control, we hasten to inform the government that there is no alternative to large scale farming which Fulani herdsmen have destroyed by waging a war against farmers. Subsistence farming through the backyards, as good as it is, cannot serve the purpose of assuring any people of food security. Farmlands in the South West must be made very safe.

We state emphatically that the situation whereby a basket of tomatoes is sold for #4000 in the North while the same is sold in Yorubaland for #150,000 is callous, ruthless and unacceptable to us.

We also call for assistance to use cheaper rail transport among others to assist our market men and women. Other regions do this, why not here in Yorubaland?

“Secondly, governments must incentivise farmers whose investments have been destroyed during the war of attrition waged against them by Fulani terrorists. Without government’s financial assistance, there is no way most farmers will be able to go back to farming, even if security of their lives and new investments are assured”, the statement concluded.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2024/06/group-raises-alarm-over-looming-food-shortage-in-southwest/

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by dominic17: 7:44pm On Jun 16
Please stop disturbing public peace, it is not only your region your son is dealing with.

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by 10mobile: 7:44pm On Jun 16
Serious.
Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by 0001Lagos: 7:46pm On Jun 16
South west became a laughing stock even under Tinubu from Osun state

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by NwaNimo1(m): 7:46pm On Jun 16
Something 'Igboho' dey predict since....

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by mightyhaze: 7:49pm On Jun 16
Egbin Power (Station) loading .. grin

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Esama: 7:50pm On Jun 16
Honestly as a youths if your father have land you can farm for free why you don't return to village?

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by nedu666: 7:55pm On Jun 16
President Yoruba
Ig of police Yoruba
Coas Yoruba

Yet herdsmen dey display anyhow. What is the essence of power if you cannot use it to protect your people.

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by lwisee: 7:56pm On Jun 16
I've been saying this since the days of Buhari.
Farming in SW has reduced to like 30% since 2015.
Most big time farmers have abandoned their farmland, all thanks to Fulani herdsmen invasion and kidnapping.
In the past you will see able youth willingly taking up farming as a profession but now it's either they are driving korope, tricycle or join the Yahoo yahoo gang.
To make the matter worse, we are bedevil with unserious government that has no plan for food security.

Tinubu should declare state of emergency on food security ASAP before things get worse.

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by nedu666: 7:57pm On Jun 16
Esama:
Honestly as a youths if your father have land you can farm for free why you don't return to village?

Do you know how many farmers are in the village. Is farming not the no 1 occupation of villagers. If people cannot farm in peace what is the essence. People in the city don't know what rural people are facing

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Yujin(m): 8:10pm On Jun 16
Yoruba and Fulani are one so I don't know why these people are complaining. They should better stop disturbing us and instead go and learn the old new Nigerian anthem. It will help with the hunger in the land.

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Esama: 8:26pm On Jun 16
Bro I understand your point but not all village this bastard are disturbing. And moreover I will blame government this politicians can't provide tools for farmers even local government can't boast of a ordinary tractor which farmers can hire .

The issue is that government should provide tools for farmers.
nedu666:


Do you know how many farmers are in the village. Is farming not the no 1 occupation of villagers. If people cannot farm in peace what is the essence. People in the city don't know what rural people are facing

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by mightyhaze: 9:45pm On Jun 16
nedu666:
President Yoruba
Ig of police Yoruba
Coas Yoruba

Yet herdsmen dey display anyhow. What is the essence of power if you cannot use it to protect your people.
Must be the 8th wonder.. shocked

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by magoo10(m): 9:47pm On Jun 16
Yet cornfused Buhari's says he is happy Nigerians have gone back to farming.
Farmlands that have been sacked by terrorists and bandits.

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Slytiger: 9:51pm On Jun 16
Okay. Thanks for raising alarm.

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Slytiger: 9:51pm On Jun 16
Yujin:
Yoruba and Fulani are one so I don't know why these people are complaining. They should better stop disturbing us and instead go and learn the old new Nigerian anthem. It will help with the hunger in the land.
It's your people coming over to the SW share scarce resources with the South Westerners.

Check out the video below of an ibo man in Enugu complaining about how south Easterners are fleeing to Ibadan and Lagos in several night buses. 👇👇👇


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJCkEOLGGI?si=CQNkSd1nY4QRG6eZ

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by PheelzAlmighty: 9:51pm On Jun 16
Emilokan grin

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Gbadugbakun(m): 9:52pm On Jun 16
undecided
Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by able20(m): 9:54pm On Jun 16
EPIN PA WA.... Ooh Tinubu Jagaban EMI LO KAN

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Eriokanmi: 9:55pm On Jun 16
Fake news. There's food everywhere cos awa lokan. Tinubu the magic man, the lagos developer has provided enough food. The agbadorians don't eat agbado anymore as they're living in affluence

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by YeyeGbami: 9:57pm On Jun 16
Lol
Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Achor1111(m): 9:57pm On Jun 16
Rubbish talk 👎
Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Nonny95: 9:58pm On Jun 16
Slytiger:

It's your people coming over to the SW share scarce resources with the South Westerners.

Check out the video below of an ibo man in Enugu complaining about how south Easterners are fleeing to Ibadan and Lagos in several night buses. 👇👇👇


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJCkEOLGGI?si=CQNkSd1nY4QRG6eZ

See your sisters in the East sharing the scarce resources and yet Igbos are not wailing like you.

Go to Aba, Onitsha, Enugu, Owerri and see your sisters and brothers

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by EmiloCorn: 9:58pm On Jun 16
Oh no, please hunger is finishing this my member 😢

Nothing is too small. He is ashamed of begging so I want to do it on his behalf. He missed dallah celebration but with your helpbhe can have hope of a normal meal tomorrow.

God bless you

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Kukutente23: 9:59pm On Jun 16
It's everywhere not just SW

Are herdsmen still disturbing SW
Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by GOVERNORR: 9:59pm On Jun 16
Some Food cabals like crude oil cabals and the rest are controlling food supply to ensure politics play to their favor..

Reason it cause the South West food supply has just one chain ⛓️

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Godjone(m): 10:02pm On Jun 16
Them go eat grass if agbado finish

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by Ensa777(f): 10:04pm On Jun 16
Maybe because their brother would raise a 5 million farm hands for aggressive agbado farming. grin grin

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Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by skywalker240(m): 10:06pm On Jun 16
grin

Hahahaha
Re: Group Raises Alarm Over Looming Food Shortage In Southwest by LibertyRep: 10:07pm On Jun 16
Looming?

The sh*t is already happening

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