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May 27, 2024

 Food Scarcity: Insecurity Sacks Farmers From Farm – Ex-Sokoto Gov

Insecurity in the country has led to a shortage of food, according to Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto State which he said has made it difficult for farmers to reach their farms.

Bafarawa urged both the federal and state governments to work together to ensure farmers’ security, enabling them to produce an adequate amount of food for the nation.

Speaking to journalists in Sokoto, Bafarawa claimed that many current politicians in the country are primarily focused on enriching themselves through politics.

The ex-governor of Sokoto also highlighted that insecurity, particularly in the Northern region, has severely hindered farming activities, leading to widespread food insecurity.

“Government especially at the federal level, must take the issue of insecurity very seriously so as to tackle the menace of food scarcity in the country.

“Most farmers including myself could not access our farms again. I have been operating Bafarawa Farms on a 10,000 hectares of land in Birni Gwari area of Kaduna since 1976, but today I cannot access the farm again.

“The scarcity of food is nothing but because of insecurity in the land. Government should do the needful so as to tackle the menace and improve the availability of food to the people,” Bafarawa urged..

The former Sokoto State governor called on leaders in the North to tackle the menace of underdevelopment facing the region and bring the region, at least, near the same level as other regions.

He also posited that despite the launch of security outfits in some part of the Northwest, both the federal and state government still need to work together to end insecurity.

The former Presidential candidate of DPP, who went down memory lane said, “When I started politics in the 70’s, our aim then was to develop the state and the country not for making money.

“I felt somehow these days when I heard politicians spending billions of naira to become Governor or Senator.”

He however called on the leaders across the country to wake up and put an end to the suffering of the masses in the country.

“We need to remember that there is a day of judgment and whatever we do today, each and every one of us will account for our deeds in this life.

“It is time for all our elected leaders to go back to the people and fulfil their electioneering promises to them,” Bafarawa urged.

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