the federal government has announced its intention to roll out a comprehensive mechanization plan to enhance the productivity of the agricultural sector. the minister of agriculture and food security, abubakar kyari said that the plan is expected to be launched soon in line with president bola tinubu’s administration agenda for food security to address challenges of mechanization in nigeria. kyari who was in company of the minister of budget and economic planning, atiku bagudu and the coordinating minister of the economy, wale edun, including the minister of state for agriculture and food security, sabi abdullahi, emphasised that stakeholders work with the state governments to produce a genuine farmers’s register for smooth implementation of the subsidised forthcoming dry-season farming which targeted the cultivation of 150,000 hectares of rice, 30,000 of maize and 20,000 for cassava. according to the minister of budget and economic planning, atiku bagudu, the ongoing dry-season farming demonstrated president bola tinubu’s commitment to deliver his promise for a transformed agricultural sector.
bagudu said, “we are here to deliver on a promise made by president bola tinubu during his campaign and to interact with agro stakeholders and to deliver on that commitment, so today for us is a day of joy that we have yet again demonstrated that the president is a promise keeper”.