“Armed attacks on farmers could cause hunger” – Northern Governors

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Gov. Simon Lalong, NGF Chairman, left

Nigeria’s Northern Governors, Tuesday said armed attacks targeting farmers could cause food insecurity in the region.

Farmers in the region, the Governors said are “afraid to go to their farms due to attacks by “armed bandits, Boko Haram insurgents, kidnappers and other criminals.”

The Governors in a teleconference with the Nigerian Agric Minister appealed for Federal incentives and security for farmers in the region.

Led by the NGF Chairman, Simon Lalong, the meeting resolve to turn the economic challenges posed by the Corona Virus Pandemic into opportunities for “diversification and emancipation.”

The Governors had during their first teleconference last two weeks agreed to explore revenue options outside oil.

Agriculture and the solid mineral sector were their main targets in the planned diversification program

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