From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
The National Chairman of Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Bello Abubakar has disclosed that due to the closure of the nation’s borders and improved maize farming in the country, the commodity is now on a high demand in United States of America and Bangladesh.
Abubakar made the disclosure yesterday in Katsina while speaking in an interview with newsmen.
“With the closure of the borders and improved maize farming investors from these two countries have indicated their willingness to invest in the farming sector of the country,” he added.
He advised the government to close its eyes and ears from the critics that are according to him” bent on criticizing the border closure for their selfish interest.
According to him, the closure of the border has made farming more attractive and encourage farmers to take farming seriously.
He further advised government to open more farm lands and hand them to prospective farmers as a way of encouraging the youth to embrace the venture and make the country self-reliant in food production.
Abubakar similarly advised governments at all levels to clear forest harbouring criminal to Encourage people to turn such forest into farmlands.
He noted that since the inter entire of the Federal Government with the support of their association farming yields in the country has increased by about 90%.
He therefore urged the citizens to rally round the government in achieving food security in the country.