Farmers Are Essential Workers, SGF Tells Govs, Security Agencies


Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha has reminded governors, local government authorities and security agencies that farmers are essential workers.

He stated this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid -19 in Abuja.

The SGF who is also the chairman of the PTF, recalled  that when the new measures were rolled out and published, they ensured that certain economic activities pertaining to food production and distribution were exempted.

He said “this , for the avoidance of doubts includes farming activities. We recognize the fact that we are in the planting season and the nation cannot afford to prevent our hardworking farmers from going to their farms.

“We therefore use this medium to reemphasize that farmers fall within the list of exemptions and urge State Governors, Local Government Authorities and security agencies to please allow them to carry out their activities. Our food security is critical to our national…

Source: Leadership Newspaper