Rep urges Buhari to declare state of emergency in agriculture


Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti

 

A member of the House of representatives, Hon. Olubunmi Wumi Ogunlola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency in the agricultural sector, to allow for more funding that will banish unemployment and poverty among youths.

This, the lawmaker, said will boost food production as well as stem the tides of insecurity and cybercrime being perpetrated by Nigerian youths.

Ogunlola who represents Ekiti West Federal Constituency II, in the National Assembly stated that the present agricultural practice, which relies on primitive tools and annual rainfall, is not profitable and cannot encourage the Nigerian youth to engage in farming.

The lawmaker spoke in Aramoko Ekiti on Saturday while empowering farmers from the 33 wards if Ekiti West, Efon and Ijero local government, which are the components of her federal Constituency.

She said: ” If the Federal government is serious about creating employments through…



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