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AFAN INAUGURATES NEW EXECUTIVES IN ZAMFARA 

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AFAN INAUGURATES NEW EXECUTIVES IN ZAMFARA 

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Zamfara chapter on Thursday inaugurated a 32 member state executive to run the affairs of the association for the next five years.

The inauguration was performed by the National Secretary General of the Association, Dr Yunus Halidu Yabwa.

The association’s new executives include Alhaji Sa’idu Tanko Kura (Chairman), Alhaji Isiyaka Ajiya Anka (Deputy Chairman), Abdullahi Nakwada (Secretary) and Alhaji Lawali Kaura (Treasurer).

Others include Hajiya Kulu Garba (Women Leader), Bello Garba (Youth Leader) and Bashir Sulaiman Kurya (Public Relations Officer), among others.

Dr Yabwa, while performing the inauguration ceremony, urged the new officials to ensure transparency, justice and fairness in conducting the affairs of the association.

AFAN INAUGURATES NEW EXECUTIVES IN ZAMFARA 

He urged them to work with all stakeholders to promote farming activities in the state.

“You should work as a team and also partner with all government programmes to promote the farming sector in the state.

“You should collaborate with Zamfara government at all levels, you should serve as agents of change to farming activities in the state,” he stated.

He commended the state government for its support to farming activities.

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“I am using this opportunity to call on government to clear more land for farmers to participate actively in crop production.

“I notice that there are still a lot of uncultivated virgin lands in the state, so government should clear and prepare such lands in order to have thousands of lands for farmers,”  he added.

In his remark, the state Commissioner of Agriculture, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibo Magayaki, commended the new officials of the association.

He reiterated the state government’s commitment to continue partnering with AFAN and all stakeholders to promote farming activities in the state.

“As we all know, recently the present administration in the state under Gov Bello Matawalle supported over 1000 farmers across the state with free farming inputs under the NG-Cares aimed at boosting farming activities in the state.

“We paid N1 billion counterpart for partnership with the Federal Government and the World Bank under which 10 earth dams would be revived to promote irrigation farming in the state,” he said.

The Chairman, Zamfara Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, in a message, commended AFAN for its contributions towards promoting the agricultural sector in the state and country.

Ahmad urged the new AFAN executives to initiate programmes to support small scale farmers of various crops.

In his acceptance speech, the State AFAN Chairman, Alhaji Sa’idu Tanko-Kura promised that the new AFAN executives would partner with the Zamfara and federal governments to promote farming activities.

“We will ensure good relationship with all stakeholders to extend the dividends to the teeming farmers in the state.

“On behalf of the new AFAN executives, I am therefore pledging to render selfless services to our teeming farmers,” he  added.

He appealed to the state government for support in all ramifications to boost agricultural production within the state.

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