January 10, 2013

Nigeria: ANPP anger over free phone plan for farmers

A Nigerian opposition party has condemned a government scheme to give 10 million mobile phones for free to farmers. The BBC reports.

quotemarksright.jpgAll Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) General Secretary Tijani Tumsa said the plan was a "mischievous vote-catching exercise" for the 2015 elections.

Last week, the agriculture minister said the phones would help farmers "drive an agriculture revolution".

Akinwumi Adesina said their purchase would be financed through a tax.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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