Seemingly pleased with the Federal Government’s policy of border closure, the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Produce Dealers (NAAPD), Katsina State chapter has lauded the Federal Government for its policies and other actions towards improving the agricultural sector.
The association made their commendations known in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Alhaji Isah Balarabe-Bilbis and Abdulmutallab Dandume and made available to newsmen in Gusau.
While also commending the Federal Government for the non-issuance of dollars to foreign food suppliers, NAAPD said, “We consider the current policies of the Federal Government as regards to border closure and restrictions in foreign food supply as a welcome development as it will enhance our businesses.
“The policies apart from adding value to agro-produce in the country, it will also improve the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of Nigeria.
“We hope the government at all levels will make a general turnaround of the system so that it will help farmers and food suppliers in the country.”It stated.
The association further commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono as the Minister of Agriculture.
“Nanono’s appointment is well deserved and timely because of his good records and versatile experience in the Agric sector.
“We congratulate the minister; we pray to God to guide him to achieve the desired goals in boosting the agricultural sector of the country.
“We also appreciate governors of Katsina and Jigawa states, Alhaji Animu Masari and Alhaji Badaru Abubakar for their support to complement the Federal Government policies of reviving the agriculture sector.”