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Badaru Indicts President’s Chief of Staff for Fertilizer Scarcity

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Muhammad Garba

The Northwest Inputs Agro Dealers Association of Nigeria (NiADA), In collaboration with the Farmers Association, has called on President Muhammad Buhari to dissolve the Presidential Committee on Fertilizer as it has failed in delivering its mandate of making the commodity available and affordable to farmers across the country.

The Chairman of NiADA, Jigawa State Chapter, Alhaji Yusuf Baba Muhammad made the call during a press conference they held in Dutse.

The Chairman who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Hare Shehu berated the presidential committee on fertilizer for folding its arms allowing the fertilizer blending company to export the commodities to a foreign country for making more profits at the detriment of Nigerian farmers and National food security project.

According to the group, the major fertilizer blending companies appear to be sabotaging presidential policy on agriculture by refusing to sell their products to the local dealers who deposited their money with companies some for over a year now without receiving the supply.

He also accused the Presidential Committee on Fertilizer of failing President Buhari and the nation over the mandate given to them, therefore their groups appealed for the replacement of the committee with competent hands as a matter of emergency before food scarcity and hunger loom in the country.

When contacted on the alleged failure to deliver the task given to them, the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on fertilizer who is also Jigawa State said: “I am not a were of what is happening now in the committee as I was not called for its meeting or participate in any of its operations in the last two years.”

Governor Badaru who exonerated himself from the failure of the committee insisted that, when he was active in the committee, the success achieved was unprecedented and every former and Nigerian neared witness.

Badaru insisted that, no letter of disengagement was given to him but maintained that only the Chief of Staff of the Federation, Professor Ibrahim Gambari can give an account or answer any question related to the committee’s activities in the last two years.

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