The Senator representing Anambra North in the Nigeria senate, Sen. Stella Oduah has once again made a special case for improved farming activities and food production across her zone which is the food basket of Anambra state and other areas across the country.
She made the call in a motion on the floor of the senate stressing the need to boost agricultural production through prompt and optimum utilization of fertilizer in Nigeria.
This motion is aimed to address the efficient and prompt distribution of fertilizer across the country, while recognizing the different farming seasons across the country due to geographical differences which is a peculiar issue among farmers in Anambra North.
This motion will address the issue of government promoting increased local production of fertilizer to meet the rising demands from farmers.
Issues of fertilizer availability at the right time and right quantity has been a recurrent problem bedevilling agriculture in Nigeria leaving a huge deficit on attainment of full agricultural potentials of the country amongst major agricultural communities. 80% of Nigerian farmers are peasants who require Government intervention in form of inputs for maximum food production, fertilizers are important inputs for farmers as it enhances crop performance.
This motion is a special one for the majority of farmers in Anambra North who engage in productive Agriculture, this will be an attempt to further increase farmers income and food availability in the zone. This is another important move by the ebullient soft spoken senator in a bid to gradually address all peculiar challenges facing farmers in her zone. Senator Oduah has made honest efforts to draw government attention to all critical sectors which will better the people on whose mandate she is serving today as a senator.
Sen. Oduah has over the years stand out in performance in the red chambers, making invaluable contributions to the activities of the 8th senate and distinguishing herself in facilitating projects for the zone. The people of Anambra North would be glad the votes casted for the lawmaker in 2015 was a right step in the right direction and hopefully won’t have reasons not to desire more quality representation.