Plateau farmers: “Govt policies crashing crop production”

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Village Chiefs in Monguna District, Bokkos LGA, Plateau State

Farmers in Central Nigeria’s Bokkos Local Government Area say government policies are gradually crashing their businesses.

Many of them cut production this year due to high cost of fertilizer and other farm inputs, a community leader in Gwande village, Baba Abanga said, Friday.

Speaking during a village tour by the Peoples Democratic Party leaders of Manguna-Gwande-Karfa Ward, the community leader accused the APC led government of failing to improve rural life as promised during election campaigns.

The tour aimed to appreciate the villagers for supporting the PDP during the February/March 2019 General elections despite losing out, the team leader, Barr. Monday Agom said.

It is the second by the opposition party, since the controversial elections, meant to encourage political participation in the local communities, MK gathers.

No other political party has visited the communities since the PDP lost power to the APC in 2015, it was gathered.

The ruling All Progressives Congress Party according to locals had pledged to construct rural roads and offer jobs to their youths but has not revisited since the election campaigns.

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