Tinubu meets farmers, agro-commodity groups in Niger Monday


APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

The APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will meet farmers in Minna, Niger State on Monday, as part of his continuous  engagement with strategic sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Tinubu will meet with the farmers at a Town Hall meeting along with his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.

Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media & Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Tinubu would meet farmers and the agro commodity groups in the state, which is notable for being a breadbasket of Nigeria.

“Governor Abubakar Bello will host the meeting and the candidates. Tinubu is expected to share his agenda on how he plans to build on the salutary foundation laid by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in agricultural sector.

“He will tell the farmers about how he will help them and their communities “in new and significant ways that usher in a true and complete rebirth of Nigerian agriculture,” he said.

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Among what the APC candidate promises, according to his Action Plan, are ramping up the cultivation of the nation’s arable land from 35 percent to 65 percent and the establishment of commodity board for strategic crops, such as cashew, cocoa, cassava, soya, rubber and groundnut.

As envisioned, the commodity board will improve price certainty for farmers and increase their capacity to produce more staple food to feed Nigeria’s burgeoning population.

The Minna Town Hall meeting is the second by Tinubu, following the successful meeting with Nigeria’s business leaders on Tuesday last week in Lagos.

Similar town hall meetings are scheduled for Lafia in Nasarawa state and Calabar, Cross River state, in the next few days before the mega rally in Jos on 15 November.


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