Farmers hail removal of agriculture minister

The All farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a farmer to replace the immediate past Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development , Sabo Nanono.

Dr Femi Oke, Chairman, AFAN, Lagos and South-West Zone, made the call in in Lagos, on Wednesday, while reacting to the sack of the former minister.

The president had on Wednesday sacked the Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono, and the Minister of Power, Mamman Sale.

President Buhari announced the minor re-shuffle at the Federal Executive Council ( FEC) meeting, saying the cabinet shake-up would be a continuous exercise.

Oke said that farmers were very delighted over the removal of the minister, as he failed to take decisive actions on issues affecting farmers.

“The former minister failed to address issues regarding food security, farmer/herders clashes and many more.

“He ignored issues affecting the sector and dabbled into issues not related to the sector. So, his removal is a plus to President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s administration. We farmers are happy with his removal.


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