House to probe why fertiliser is expensive under Buhari
This resolution by the House was sequel to a motion on matters of urgent public importance sponsored by Mr. Odebunmi Olusegun (PDP, Oyo) on Tuesday.
Odebunmi told the House the Goodluck Jonathan administration made fertiliser accessible through the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) which brought transparency in accessing fertiliser by eliminating middle men.
“The success of the GES metamorphosed into greater output from the agricultural sector as fertilisers were available and affordably sold for between N3000 and N3500, “he said.
While regretting the current situation, the lawmaker stressed that agriculture is the drive for the diversification of the economy and a tool to avert a looming famine in the land.
He said further that if the situation is allowed to continue, the unavailability and unaffordability of the product can lead to problems in the agricultural sector which will in turn cause “a serious macro – economic” problem for the economy.
The House adopted the motion after it was put to a voice vote by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. ORDERPAPER.NG