In a bid to foster agricultural development in the country, stakeholders in the sector have advocated for lasting solutions to be implemented concerning the issue of land title faced by farmers in the nation.
The call was made during a plenary session at the recently concluded Feed Nigeria Summit which took place at Ladi Kwali Conference Centre in Abuja.
They explained that the issue of land title has been a recurring crisis since time immemorial where the Federal Government allocates land to farmers but they are not allowed to farm unless they settle the family members and sometimes the community.
“One of the issues that came up has to do with the land title and we agreed that the issue of land title has been there and it’s not something we could handle during our lifetime.”
Speaking at the event, Mr. Abraham Akpo stated that “A woman bought a land and then after investing into the land some people came saying it was their land and that she had to settle them and after settling them, another group came up requesting to be settled too.”
As a means for proffering solutions, the stakeholders adjudicated that farmers employ the services of legal practitioners when purchasing lands intended for farming as that will reduce the illegal payment the farmer has to make.
Meanwhile, they still called on the government to come to their aid by promulgating policies that will prevent the farmer in Nigeria suffering the same fate repeatedly.
The Feed Nigeria Summit 2018 which is the second in her series was tagged “Consolidating The Growth.”