Wednesday, April 24, 2024

AFAN Calls on 2023 Candidates to Improve Food System

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, has tasked politicians seeking various positions in the next 2023 election to prioritize agricultural production to ensure food security, as well as to reinvigorate a collapsing food system.

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, has tasked politicians seeking various positions in the next 2023 election to prioritize agricultural production to ensure food security, as well as to reinvigorate a collapsing food system.

The National President, AFAN, Arc Kabir Ibrahim, pointed out factors aggravating the high cost of food and living in the country, including insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic, the high cost of inputs, and gaps in policy implementation, among others.

Politicians are getting set for the 2023 general election that is well underway as the seventh consecutive election since the return to democracy in 1999, representing 23 years of unbroken democracy and the longest period in the country’s history.

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Ibrahim emphasized that all individuals appointed or elected to key positions in all aspects of governance in 2023 must be chosen on merit, with their performance being evaluated and monitored on a regular basis to ensure prudence and sustainability.

He explained that the situation of Nigeria’s food system is precarious and that the country needs leaders with immense capacity to stem the drift threatening to take Nigeria to total economic collapse, which might lead to social unrest capable of destabilizing the whole nation.

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Ibrahim advised voters to jettison all forms of sentiments and do the needful to make Nigeria work in all sectors of the economy by voting for the right candidates, for the achievement of optimum performance from all citizens towards nation building.

According to the AFAN boss, the country is blessed with abundant land, human capital and a big economy to easily become a first world country provided there is capable leadership to manage the affairs of the land, adding that it is not too late in the day to bring about the required changes by proper appraisal of the situation against the backdrop of all the existential challenges we have been facing lately.

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