From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruq Umar Faruq has alleged that despite being the constituency of President Muhammadu Buhari they are not getting enough from the centre.
The emir stated this when minister of agriculture and rural development Chief Audu Ogbe paid him a courtesy call in his palace yesterday in Daura.
He added the president going by his maturity and training will never influence the setting up of any project in his constituency, but tasked his appointees to take the initiatives of bringing projects tobDaura.
“You as beneficiaries of the president’s appointment must assist his constituency by bringing projects. If you failed to do so you have betrayed the president and his people” he added.
The emir called on the minister tovreplicate the Kebbi rice initiatives in Katsina state, disclosing that Katsina state has a lot ofbdams where rice could be cultivated.
According to him, “ in Katsina we have Sable, Daberam, Zone, Jibia and Mairuwa dams where large quantity of rice can be harvested. We also need rice mills”.
He similarly urged the minister to released food for his emirate and issue loans to save people from hunger and starvation.
In his response the minister, ChiefbAudu Ogbe has disclosed that his ministry has planned tomatoes farming initiatives that would involve 6,000 farmers in Katsina state.
He added that the ministry would construct rural roads across Katsina state to make farmers have access to markets.