Politics & Governance

What Festus Keyamo Said On Farmers’ Readiness To Tap Into Tinubu’s Maize And Cassava Economy 

Bola Tinubu’s plan to initiate maize and cassava’s economy in Nigeria seems to be receiving a boost following the overwhelming support expressed by the Nigerian farmers.

The farmers across the 36 States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory have reportedly expressed their readiness to key into the plan if it eventually happens in the nearest future.

Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, had some weeks ago revealed that his administration will make cultivation of maize and cassava a top priority if elected in 2023.

He disclosed that many youths will be drafted into the scheme and get them productively engaged in the system.

Tinubu also noted that he will recruit more soldiers into the Nigerian Army who will be deployed into the forest to fight Boko Haram, Bandits and other criminals terrorising the country and they will be fed with same maize and cassava.

The idea has been generating nationwide controversy since then.

Reacting to the Nigerian Farmers Association’s readiness to tap into Tinubu’s Maize and Cassava Economy, the Minister of state for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo said this is why they are very proud to be campaigning for Bola Tinubu who have started promoting the local staple foods even before becoming president.

Keyamo, who is also the spokesperson for Tinubu Campaign Organisation made this known in his verified twitter handle on Wednesday.

He wrote: “That is why we are very proud to be campaigning for @officialABAT who have stated promoting our local staple foods even before becoming President (‘agbado, cassava, yam’). Now, whilst some are still quoting data from China, see the ‘agbado’ effect on the home front”

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