The Federal Government says it has registered about 5.7 million farmers nationwide in an effort to bring them closer to the government.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, said this on Friday during a General Assembly of Farmers organised by the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Kano.
According to the Minister, the effort was to ensure that genuine farmers are brought closer to the government so that they can enjoy government support directly.
He further commended AFAN for organising the General Assembly of Farmers, urging the national leadership of the association to carry all their members along.
Nanono also called on the farmers to be more organised so that they can work together towards the development of the agricultural sector in the country.