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May 27, 2024

Taraba: Group Decries Irregularities in Process of Farmers’ Registration 

The National Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations of Nigeria, NCNCSON, has decried the manner in which the ongoing farmers registration is being conducted in Taraba State.

In a statement released on Thursday made available to journalists in Jalingo, the state capital by its state Secretary General, Mike Adiel,  NCNSON frowned at the centralization of the ongoing exercise in the state.

The registration exercise which is aimed at compiling crucial data for the agricultural community at the instance of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, according to the statement, has begun to spark concerns for farmer welfare and safety.

The statement further revealed that a report from the registration point shows that the majority of the farmers who ought to be the beneficiaries are finding it cumbersome to scale through the process.

It was gathered that the concentration of the registration points has led to overcrowding, resulting in stampedes and unconfirmed reports of fatalities.

The statement equally observed that many farmers lack essential information about the registration process, raising doubts about the data’s quality.

The organization then called for decentralization of the registration points to ward levels or community headquarters, where local leaders possess intimate knowledge of the farming populace, to enhance accessibility and accuracy.

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