Women farmers in Ekiti State under the auspices of “Egbe Bolu’yo,’’ has called on government at all levels to ensure that farm inputs and other incentives reach genuine farmers on time.
Mrs. Arinola Fiyebi, leader of the group, said on Thursday in Ayedun, Ekiti, that early distribution of the inputs would guarantee a successful farming season.
Fiyebi identified late distribution of fertiliser and seedlings to farmers in previous years as the major cause of poor harvest.
She said provision of loan with zero interest rate to women farmers will encourage them to embrace agriculture, adding that some women, especially widows, who want to expand their farms, could not due to inability to access soft loans.
Fiyebi then appealed to government to give special consideration to widows engaged in agriculture as a means of survival so that their living standard could be improved.
Rivers’ Election Violence Shameful, Says Buhari
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has described the violence that marred the Rivers State re-run as shameful.
President Buhari who spoke at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, vowed to address the problem in subsequent elections.
It was the party’s second NEC meeting since Buhari came into power.
He said efforts were being made to publish a list of funds recovered from corrupt politicians and public servants.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as well as some governors and party leaders attended the meeting.