The farmers called for government’s “timely’’ intervention on Tuesday in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
She noted that majority of those who benefited from government’s various interventions programmes in agriculture in the past were not farmers.
“We don’t want the same thing to happen this planting season as there is still time to help the farmers now,’’ Sulaiman said.
Another smallholder farmer in Saki East Local Government Area, Mr Tade Ogundipe, said whatever helps and support the government wanted to give to farmers should be done now.
“Giving farmers seedlings, fertilisers and so on when the rain has started is a waste, as these things are needed before the commencement of the rains.
“In the past, many people received seedlings and fertilisers after the rains had started, but could not use them as they were received at the wrong time and not useful for the planting season,’’ Ogundipe said.
Mrs Musilatu Ashiru also from Saki East LGA said: “we know that this present administration has a lot of support to give to farmers and we are praying to be among the beneficiaries in any form it takes. (NAN)