As the nation witnessed a change in baton in governance, with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration coming to an end, as President Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu takes over, the President of the National Carrot Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria , (NACAGPROMAN), Amb. John Adekorede Aderibigbe has urged him to boost the nation’s fledgling economic fortunes.
The Peace Ambassador and Country Director, United Nation International Association of World Peace Advocates, (IAWPA), said that there is need for the new administration to restore confidence back in the minds of Nigerians as regards economy, security, health, food security and other facet of the nation’s economy.
In a Statement by Aderibigbe, signed by his Media aide, Akinwale Kasali, he congratulated Tinubu as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, stressing the need for him to come up with a National Agro Commodity Board, where all Apex Commodity President will be member of the board, State Commissioners of the Agriculture, as well as the Director of Agriculture in the Federal Ministry Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) will be member making National policies for National food security and sufficiency as well as excesses for export purposes to generate revenue for the nation.
“Over time, the Bank of Agriculture, BOA, has been ignored and short changed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and commercial banks, in their engagements with farmers. We appeal that Tinubu administration look into National Agricultural Insurance Policies, where all the value chain will enjoy end to end extention services from Land Preparation, best Agronomical services, aggregation and off takes from farmers to empower farmers by its innovation of down the stream value chain and Democratic inclusion”.
He added that in recent times, the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps, NSCDC, has come up with a security outfit, Agro Rangers, as they have been empowered by the Act that constituted them. this is to curb the insecurity happenings in the farms’ outskirts, and this is to curb the insecurity anomalies and to boost food security in the nation.
He called on all Nigerians irrespective of political affiliation, religion, tribe, norms, and values to join hands with the Tinubu/ Shettima administration to change the fortunes of the nation.