On the 16th of March, the South West Governors were urged by the National President of Yoruba Welfare Group (YWG), Abdulhakeem Alawuje, to declare a state of emergency on food production.
According to Mr Abdulhakeem;
“We are calling on our governors, traditional rulers, National Assembly members, ministers to collaborate with us in this mission to attain food sufficiency in Southwest.
In the North, millions of young famers are becoming multi-millionaires; we must empower our people through farming.”
The National President advised Southerners to return gradually to the farm. This, he said, would aid the South-west in sustaining their food production, rather than relying on other regions.
Having mandated the committee Chairman on Employment and Economic Development, Sheikh Abdulfatah Thanni, to find a solution to the challenge, Mr. Alawuje urged Southwest farmers to venture into animal husbandry, such as cattle, rabbit, goats, snail and fishing, as a means of creating employment and reducing crimes.