Adamawa Senator Empowers Constituents With Farm Inputs for boosting productivity.
From Umar Dankano,Yola.
In an effort to improve the farming yields and productivity of his constituency, Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial District has distributed assorted farming implements and inputs to thousands of his constituents.
Senator Yaroe said the development became necessary considering the economic hardship facing Nigerians with a view to strengthen their capacity to support themselves in the farming season for better yields and productivity.
Yaroe while flagging off the distribution exercise in Mayo-belwa local government area in Adamawa state weekend lamented that so many farmers in the country including his constituents are subsistent farmers who could not afford essential farm inputs to boost their productivity.
He said though the issue of food security can not be toy with by any serious government announcing that it becomes critical and necessary to contribute in such a manner in order to support people with good intentions and will to support themselves and their communities.
“Our people are mostly farmers and this is a farming season and we already know the concern and the challenges our people are confronting; They don’t have farming inputs. They don’t have fertilizers, they don’t have herbicides to help them in their farming activities during this season so for that reason, we thought that we can just get some of these items to assist them.
“Fertilizer is a necessary input in farming and also herbicides. These days, you can hardly farm without using herbicides, that is why we consider these particular items very very important. You know we will not be able to go round to every farmer in our constituency, but even if it is hundred people, two hundred or three hundred people we are able to assist, it will go a long way.
“Three weeks ago, we distributed these items to at least sixty people per Local Government. We identified real farmers, people who are real farmers who need assistance. And in every Local Government the sixty, this particular consignment is a smaller quantity, that is why here today we have ten people per Local Government in addition to other interest groups that we identified for example; our traditional rulers we know they are big time farmers so, we did not forget them.”Senator Yaroe said.
Sperately responding to the gesture,as beneficiaries of the farm inputs, Maiwada Bello from Jada said, “I was at home when my colleagues called that I have been chosen to benefit from an empowerment program organized by the senator, that was how I was given two bags of fertilizer, some herbicide, and other empowerment tools.
“This is like a miracle to me because I never expected it.”Bello Jada stated.
Musa Yaji, a resident of Toungo said, “This empowerment exercise is the most selfless, unbiased, and people-oriented projected executed by any politician in this zone. You don’t have to know anyone or be from his political party, he just supported most of us because he knows we truly farm and that we would put it to good use.
“This will improve my life and that of my family as well as my farming experience. People in my area are still wondering whether it is real.”