The senate has declared that the bill on agriculture, industry and modernisation currently before the senate would transform Nigeria when passed into law.
According to the senate, the bill when passed into law, will give the required legal framework for mechanised farming in the country, particularly in the area of land to be used for that purpose by interested Nigerians.
Speaking in abuja chairman, senate committee on media and public affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said a number of young boys today are not ready to do the kind of agriculture their parents or grandparents did, that is, using hoe and cutlass.
Sen. Abdullahi, who incidentally was the sponsor of the bill waiting for second reading, said the agriculture, industry and modernisation bill seeks to place agriculture as the fulcrum of industrialisation through modernising the way agriculture is practised in the country. He noted that through the bill, farmers will get the right price rather than discounted prices on exports while the other critical aspect of the bill is the area of mechanization