The Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has donated N570million for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general elections.
This is the first public donation to President Buhari’s campaign. Buhari is yet to formally launch his second term campaign.
The President of FEPSAN, Mr Thomas Etuh, announced on Wednesday night during a Gala night organised by the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
At the event attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, among others, Etuh said the money was contributions for the re-election of President Buhari.
Commending the President for turning around the fortunes of farmers in the country, FEPSAN president said from 4 plants before 2015, the country now has 30 fertiliser blending plants working at full capacity.
Narrating how he mistook call from the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, for fraudster when he was first invited for a meeting at the Villa, he said President Buhari has turned around the fortunes of farmers in the country positively.