Stakeholders in agriculture and farmers in the South West, yesterday, allayed fears of food scarcity following the alleged stoppage of food supply to the region.
But they were quick to challenge state governments in the region to take full advantage of massive fertile land in South West for food production and stop paying lip service to the development of agric.
The Southwest Chairman of All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Mr. Olusegun Dasaolu, said the stoppage of food supply to the South was a warning of what to expect in the future.
He said: “It is a warning sign. The signal therein is telling us that we need to buckle up as far as agricultural production is concerned. They blocked the supply, within two or three days, these products are not in the market. It should not be so. We have the land and other resources enough for us to produce in the Southwest. We need to restrategize. It is a good development…
Source: Guardian Newspaper