The Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Monday continue his engagement with another strategic sector of the economy in a town hall meeting in Minna, Niger State capital.
He will be meeting with farmers and the agro commodity groups in the State believed to be the food basket of the country.
The APC standard bearer will be accompanied by his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong and other members of the council.
Niger Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello will host the meeting scheduled to take place at Legbo Kutigi International Conference Center, Minna.
A statement by the APC PCC Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, explained the APC flag bearer is expected to share his agenda on how he plans to build on the salutary foundation laid by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in the agricultural sector.
He will tell the farmers how he will help them and their communities “in new and significant ways that usher in a true and complete rebirth of Nigerian agriculture”.
Among what the APC candidate promises, according to his Action Plan, are ramping up the cultivation of the nation’s arable land from 35 percent to 65 percent and the establishment of commodity board for strategic crops, such as cashew, cocoa, cassava, soya, rubber and groundnut.
As envisioned, the commodity board will improve price certainty for farmers and increase their capacity to produce more staple food to feed Nigeria’s burgeoning population.
The meeting is the second by Tinubu, following the engagement with business leaders on Tuesday last week in Lagos.
Similar town hall meetings are scheduled for Lafia in Nasarawa State and Calabar, Cross River State in the next few days before the mega rally in Jos on November 15.