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.
All 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.
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