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Farmers write Buhari, accuse agric minister of interference, antagonism

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Farmers under the auspices of Concerned Members of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (CMAFAN) Sunday wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and accused the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono, of interference and antagonism.

In the letter titled:

“The Need To Check The Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, For Nigeria To Be Food Secure,”

and signed by its president, Kabir Ibrahim, and 32 state chapter chairmen, the farmers highlighted several actions of the minister which they argued could threaten food production and availability in the country.

They also accused Nanono of making moves to jeopardize gains made so far by farmers, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The farmers alleged that the minister was causing a lot of damage to the status quo by meddling in AFAN affairs.

According to them, Nanono was promoting the fragmentation of AFAN by throwing his weight behind persons not officially elected and inaugurated but parading themselves as officials of the association.

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