D’banj Inducted as Agro-Ranger, Vows to Protect Farmers

Popular Nigerian hip-hop singer, Daniel Oyebanjo otherwise known as D’banj has declared that he will play his part in curbing the daunting challenges of insecurity facing Nigerian farmers.

The ‘Oliver Twist’ crooner said this after he was decorated as an Agro-Ranger last weekend by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).

Commandant General of the corps, Abdullahi Mohammadu, inducted and dressed him at the corps’ headquarters in Abuja.

The Agro-Rangers programme was inaugurated in 2016 to forestall attacks on farms and boost farmers’ confidence while engaging in their activities.

The initiative is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategy to protect the lives and property of farmers, create jobs as well as guarantee food security in the country, Mohammadu revealed.

Speaking on the scheme, D’banj said he had been in the farming sector for 15 years and as such, understood the plight of farmers.

He said that he would dedicate his efforts to ensure that the insecurity challenges suffered by Nigerian farmers became a thing of the past.

“Being myself a farmer of over 15 years, I very well understand the challenges suffered by farmers as incessant and re-occurring attacks stifle production and productivity

“I find this initiative undertaken by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps as a wonderful opportunity to serve my country.

“Organisations or agencies such as the NSCDC need the support of the general public to do so effectively since they were established to protect Nigerian citizens,” D’banj said in a statement released by Corporate Manager, Mr. Damien Okoroafor.

D’banj also promised to put the NSCDC and its Agro-Rangers initiative on the global map.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has concluded plans to introduce more youths to the initiative across the federation, Mohammadu said.



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