The Governor of Katsina State, Governor Aminu Masari has stated without mincing words that the security situation in Katsina has prevented farmers from going to their farms to harvest crops.
The governor spoke at the 2021 Maize Wet Season Farming launch and first Maize Pyramid in Nigeria, where he revealed that some farmers were having difficulties with harvesting their crops.
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In his words: “I wish to express our sincere appreciation to the Federal Government for the current commitment in the fight against banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery, among others.
“And for initiating the Anchor Borrower Programme, which has supported the government efforts in bringing back the lost glory of the agricultural sector. For maize production, from 2016 to 2020, there has been an increase in the hectares cultivated during the periods.
“In the last five years, the state has generated 1.2 million short term jobs, for one to six months, and 249, 551 long term jobs from six months and above were created,”
The governor has been a staunch supporter of Buhari as he has defended him through thicck and thin. According to him, the security situation in Nigeria has really improved since President Muhammadu Buhari became the President of Nigeria.
He said: “Look at 2015 for instance, you could not go to the church, you cannot go to the mosque. If I traveled from Kaduna to Abuja, it would take five hours and three of those hours were for checkpoints. There were at least 30 checkpoints along the highway.
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