Agriculture Minister Mohammed Sabo Nanono has said Nigeria’s borders will remain closed and the Key thrown into the lagoon.
He said this yesterday at the farewell ceremony for the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers affected by the recent flood in Kebbi state. He explained that the Federal Government was not willing to reopen the borders, to boost the country’s agricultural sector.
He said: “Nigerian farmers have done well in producing food such as rice, millet, Guinea maize, and shea butter, among others. We are not ready to reopen the borders, so the Federal Government is willing to support dry season agriculture to recover what farmers lost from the flood disaster. “
The Chairman of the Senate Aviation Commission, Senator Adamu Aliero, supported the continued closure of the borders to encourage the growth of local rice cultivation.
He praised the federal and state governments for supporting flood victims in the state.
Kebbi State Governor Senator Atiku Bagudu Abubakar, represented by Deputy Governor Colonel Ismail Yombe Dabai (rtd.), Thanked the federal government for the kind gesture. He assured me of the equitable distribution of the articles.
He called on the Federal Government to increase the number of articles so that they can circulate among the affected people.
Items shared included rice, millet, Guinea corn, and beans, among others.
Source: – Guardian