Senate backs NALDA on Back To Farm Initiative


The Senate President, Dr Ahmed Lawan has assured that the upper legislative house is solidly behind the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) on the federal government’s Back to Farm initiative.

The Senate President made the pledge when he received the executive secretary/CEO of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne in his office at the National Assembly in Abuja.

He expressed delight at the resurgence of NALDA and said that the National Assembly will engage its constituents to embrace the Back to Farm initiative.

Dr Lawan urged the executive secretary/CEO of NALDA to develop a system whereby the output of farmers will have ready and steady market to encourage more people to embrace agriculture, promising to encourage the NASS to identify with the Back to Farm initiative, as it moves round all states and local governments of the federation.

Earlier in his remark, the NALDA boss said time has come for Nigerians to see farming as sustainable business as being championed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He appealed for the buy in of the NASS and their constituents by ensuring the provision of lands in all LGAs of the federation.

Prince Ikonne explained that NALDA was set to engage all stakeholders in the Pilot programme scheduled to begin soon. According to him, “Farm Lands across the nation will be prepared in clusters, cultivated using modern farm technologies and midwifed in a sustainable manner by NALDA for the benefit of the growing Nigerian Population.


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