A member of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) board of trustees, Buba Galadima has tagged the agricultural policies of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration as ‘Mere Propaganda’.
Buba Galadima, a former close associate of Buhari made these statements while disagreeing with reports that the federal government used the CBN to grants loans to farmers. He lamented that the policies of this administration were not being felt by farmers.
Speaking to Sun, Galadima said; “No, no, there are people from certain parts of the country that can never get loan or assistance from the government.
I have been looking for some amount of money, I gave out my C of O, certificate of my farm and office that amounts to over N500m, yet no bank was able to grant me N16m loan. I had to sell my property to get some money.
So what government is doing in the area of farming is mere propaganda, I have not seen anything on ground.I wrote to the Minister of Agriculture that I needed to buy certain farm equipment and agricultural facilities, he is yet to reply my letter four months after.
I had a late planting and I am suffering that as the rain has suddenly seized. If this type of treatment is being given to me, how about the man in the village who cannot reach the minister of agriculture or anybody?”