Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President and 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised an alarm, that the incessant bandits and terrorists attacks in the North, are currently preventing Farmers from embarking on the rainy season farming,
This, the former Vice President said would be problematic for the country, if it continues unaddressed by the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government.
In a Twitter message on Monday, Atiku Abubakar warned that the consequences of denying Farmers freedom to farm during the wet season, is a huge disservice to the nation, reiterating that such is the reality in the North at the moment, due to the rising insecurity.
“As someone engaged in agriculture myself, and whose company is dependent on products from Farmers, I know that denying the people the freedom to farm in a rainy season, as we are experiencing now, is the greatest disservice to the region, and by extension, the whole country”, his tweet read in part.
Proffering a solution, the former Vice President urged the Federal Government in collaboration with State Governments, to take up the nation’s insecurity challenges more seriously, adding that, failure to do so, could spell doom for the country.
“Hence, I urge the Federal Government, in collaboration with the governments of the States in the region, to take the security challenges seriously, because, failure to overcome this will be problematic for the whole country. A hungry nation is a troubled nation”, he submitted.
He also advised citizens to stay vigilant and stay safe, as the country battles insecurity.