Emir Advises Farmers On Grains Preservation


The Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa, has advised  farmers against hasty sale produce at harvest and urged them to imbibe grain preservation culture.

The emir gave the advice at a voter enlightenment and advocacy campaign in Mubi on Wednesday.

It will be recalled farmers in the area recorded bumper harvest last year contrary to the drought alarm raised by the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NIMET).

Isa warned farmers not to sell all of their produce at harvest to guard against exposing their families to hunger and starvation.

“We recorded bumper harvest this season. I call on you not sale all of your crop; it is good to preserve some for your household.

“It is disheartening to see that farmers have nothing to eat few months after harvest,” Isa said and noted  that the trend was making agriculture less attractive.

The emir warned against indiscriminate felling of trees and bush burning to protect and preserve the environment.

According to him, the Adamawa State Government has reviewed and delineated cattle route with a view to checking farmers/Fulani conflict.

On the ongoing voter registration, Isa urged farmers to turn out en masse and participate in the exercise.

Our correspondent  reports that some of the main produce farmers sell include maize, sorghum, groundnut, beans and rice.