The National president of United Farmers, Produce, Export Association Of Nigeria (UNIFPEAN), Comrade Zakari Mathew, has pledged to put his wealth of experience into the onerous task of moving the united farmers into motion to achieve the desired food security for the country.
“Having come from the dingy, obscure part of the country to assume the position of the president of over 80 per cent farmers in country, is not a mean achievement which carries alongside the task of ensuring that farmers and farm produce are given the pride of place”, Zakari stated.
The President, who was addressing journalists in Lokoja yesterday said, “our various governments have come with agricultural programmes and projects of all sorts, drawn and redrawn our time, made beautiful pronouncements in policy speeches yet, the Nigerians are left in the old tradition of farming.”
“Nigerian farmers are left with archaic tools and technology with
productivity levels that are too embarrasing in the 21st century while other countries have gone ahead multifold in production and
Comrade Zakari opined that during his tenure, he would apply aggression to draw government attention to the real farmers who are on the field with a view to achieve the needed objective and avoid complicity from the armchair farmers who have drained the purse of the nation without result, stressing that good result would be the hallmark of United Farmers Association.
According to the president, all the snag identified in the association would be put behind to ensure a greater, productive and people oriented farmers association that the country will be proud of among the comity of nations with assurance of good production.