A member of the House of Representatives, Hon Uzoma Nkem Abonta on Wednesday asked President Muhamnadu Buhari to revolutionise the Agricultural sector of Nigeria or he should be ready to endure a revolution of the Nigerian masses.
The Lawmaker also declared that if the present administration fails to design a comprehensive Agricultural policy now then Nigeria will perpetually remain behind.
He explained that his own legislative agenda would focus on agriculture and industrialisation to address the economic hardship faced by his constituents.
Abonta who made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja, stressed the need to address the high level of unemployment and hunger in the land.
He further stressed that”the oil sector overtook agriculture as the main stay of the economy, hence coupled with abundant food and cheap labour at the time, Government was caught complacent in the effort to move agriculture from a subsistence level to mechanised large scale farming.
“My legislative agenda, when I look at the realities of Nigeria, I distilled and agreed that my legislative agenda will fall on agriculture and industrialization to turn around the economy because a lot of the youths are crying.
“The high level of unemployment and want and hunger is unprecedented therefore, my legislative focus will be on laws that will promote agriculture and laws that will shift us from mono economy to diversification ,” he said.
Abonta who represents Ukwa East and West Federal Constituency of Abia, gave glory to God for his victory at the Court of Appeal.
He said that the court will continue to be the hope of the common man and a part of the electoral process.
“The court is part of the processes, after the election my opponent went to the election Tribunal and went on to the Court of Appeal.
“To God the be glory it all came to affirm my victory; it is part of the electoral process and it happens to redefine and put things in order.
“We will still rely on the court as the hope of the common man and I thank God for the victory,” he said.
The fourth term lawmaker said that efforts were ongoing by the legislature to ensure speedy dispensation of justice by the court.
According to him, justice delayed is justice denied and so we must put things in place to ensure quick dispensation of Justice.
“If we don’t get justice delivered on time, then justice delayed is justice denied, we are making efforts legislatively to ensure justice is dispensed speedily and quickly.
“We need to put a lot things in place legislatively to bring a clear, true and better electoral system, we must do the needful that would be acceptable worldwide,” he said.
Abonta said that he had extended a hand of friendship to his political opponents, urging them to join hands with him to deliver the dividends of democracy to constituents.
“At the end of the election, I called all my opponents, I told them that it is not the winner takes it all, come join me, there are certain things you know that I do not know.
“Come join me let’s move forward, I need to draw powers and support form them to do the needful here, no man is an island, I do not have the monopoly of knowledge.
“I told them that they there should consider what they are doing as a learning process and should feed me more to represent them better.
“They also agreed at the town hall meetings that they will do the needful, some wrote me regularly to tell me what they think should be done.
“We are doing that, we work not minding that one or two went to the tribunal to challenge the victory but it is their right if they think otherwise,” he said.