Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu has pledged to revamp the agricultural sector to ensure optimal performance should he emerge as the winner of the 2023 Presidential election.
Tinubu stated this at a town hall meeting with farmers and northern agro-commodity groups in Minna, Niger State.
He explained that it would be achieved through the provision of modern farm implements at subsidized rates for farmers across the country.
Noting the need to prioritise the sector for easy access to agric facilities and improve the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the APC presidential candidate stated that agriculture is the hope and prosperity of farmers and the Nigerian economy.
According to him:
“The National Agricultural Commodity Directorate to be established will ensure the success of our agric policy to enhance food security and export.”
Sympathizing with the flood victims across the country, Tinubu added: “It is a natural calamity which requires proactive steps to reduce its impact on the citizens.”