The National President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Kabir Ibrahim had said oil price crash affects Nigeria economy greatly because of the country over dependence on oil .
He urged the government to suspend unnecessary food importation and support farmers to grow more food that will sustain the economy.
“We urge government to do much more than is being done, open more windows for farmers to produce more so that we will be able to produce more to feed the teaming population,” he said.
Moreover, Ibrahim said importation our economy as result of the rise in foreign exchange.
He said “We must produce what we eat and eat what we produce. That is the only way to mitigate the looming problem in Nigeria”.
Ibrahim affirmed his leadership position ,he still remain the National President of farmers association, debunking report that he resigned from office.
He described as it is unconstitutional for its Board of Trustee Chairman, Admiral Murtala Nyako to constitute a 13-member caretaker committee to spearhead activities of the association saying what the constitution states was for duly elected state chairmen to elect the National President and other principal officers of the association.
It was gathered that about 6-state chairmen approached the BOT Chairman accusing the current executive of misappropriation of funds, not holding General congress and not holding NEC meeting, it was on this premise they asked the former Governor to dissolve the current executive and constitute a new one, to which their request was granted.
However, Ibrahim, debunked the allegations insisting that the Association had not done the general assembly due to lack of funds.