Farmers categorical readiness to feed Nigeria regardless of COVID-19 pandemic
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Farmers in Nigeria have expressed readiness and capability to provide sufficient meals for the nation regardless of the socio-economic disruptions attributable to the pandemic COVID-19.
In a press release by the nationwide president of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Mr Kabir Ibrahim, the affiliation acknowledged that “It is horrifying to notice the enormity of the impact of COVID-19 in Italy at the moment. The unfold of the pandemic throughout the globe is equally horrifying.
“All Nigerian farmers are poised and fully awake to address the challenge of providing enough food to feed the nearly 200 million mouths in the nation.”
Apart from feeding the nation with nutritious meals, the farmers mentioned they might play the brotherly position of manufacturing meals for different African nations, particularly shut neighbours to the nation.
“We are additionally not unmindful of the chance of taking part in the ‘big brother’ to all of Africa if the scourge exacerbates. To this impact, I enjoin all of us to take proactive actions to keep away from infections from coronavirus.
“The preventative measures continuously advertised by the Centre for Disease Control must be adhered to,” Kabir mentioned. The affiliation urged the federal government in any respect ranges to make stopping the unfold and eradicating the virus their topmost exercise till the target is achieved.
“Every other matter in this country should take a backseat pending the control of the coronavirus pandemic,” the affiliation suggested.
AFAN known as on the federal government and all meals stakeholders to guage the progress made and difficulties related to the agro-industrial coverage tagged the Green Alternative.
“Our meals system should be correctly reappraised to keep away from any inadequacy that might trigger catastrophe.
“The people charged with the responsibility to ensure the well-being of the populace in the areas of health and nutrition should continue with the good work they are doing with encouragement from the president and all Nigerians,” AFAN mentioned.
The farmers known as on the president to, as a matter of urgency, “address the nation on all the efforts in place and the state of preparedness in case of escalation of the pandemic virus.”