The FCT Administration has allayed the fears of farmers in the nation’s capital and urged them to go about the business of growing food for the residents of the territory as measures are being taken to ensure their safety.
This assurance was given by the FCTA’s Secretary for Agriculture and Rural Development, Malam Abubakar Ibrahim following the FCTA Executive Committee meeting chaired by the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Monday.
The Secretary, who made a presentation to the committee on the activities of the Agriculture Secretariat, said that the issue of food security was being taken seriously by the FCT Administration.
He said “This (food security) is something that has been bothering the Secretariat. We have discussed it at different fora, such as the FCT Security Committee and also at EXCO, on the need to safeguard our farmers so that we do not experience food insecurity in the FCT”.
While assuring them of their safety, he urged the farmers to be security conscious by reporting any suspicious person or situations to the relevant security agencies.
He also said that farmers in the FCT are expecting a bumper harvest from the current farming season as the Secretariat has been working closely with them by sensitizing them on the best farming practices and techniques.