In These Remaining 3 Years, I Don’t Know How We’re Going To Survive—Whether We’ll Run Or Not—According to Lawal

If I find myself as a minister of humanitarian affairs like Betta Edu did, I'll do what Betta Edu did. It's my turn — According to Babachir LawalFormer Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal voiced concerns in a recent interview with Arise TV on the survival of Nigerians in the next three years, especially those in the North. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He brought up the exorbitant costs of vital agricultural supplies, such as agrochemicals and fertilizer, which have rendered them unaffordable for many farmers.

Lawal shared his personal experience, stating that fertiliser prices have risen from N7,000 to N39,000, while agrochemicals have increased from N1,300 to N39,000. He expressed worries that farmers in his village and beyond may not be able to afford these essential resources, threatening their livelihoods and the nation’s food security.

According to him, “Every Northerner knows that if we cannot survive, in fact, in these remaining three years, I don’t know how we are going to survive. I don’t know whether we will run or not. But let me tell you, for the very first time in my village, all farmers will go to the farm without fertiliser because it’s now N39000 from N7000. Nobody can afford it. Just today, I bought agrochemicals. What I used to buy for N1300, this morning I bought it for N3900. I don’t know which farmer in my village can afford chemical fertilizer.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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