Opinion: Phones-for-farmers is not a bad idea

by Moses Ojoawo

You see how smart Nigerian leaders of the 21st century are, support them, worship them, fight for them.

Honestly it’s high time our youth reduced talking about English premier league and swag and get a bit involved in politics. Our leaders fool us easily because they know we are not even paying attention. Can you imagine them telling us that they want to purchase telephones worth 60billion naira, 60billion naira!!! To empower rural farmers.

I guess the Chinese government will be laughing themselves to apnea. How do telephones enhance farming? Okay, here are my suggestions.

1.   There is an app in the apple store it’s called iFARM, this app helps the farmer to know when and how to improve cultivation of crops.

2.   The phone has a camera which will enable the farmer to upload pictures on Instagram and Facebook, so that he can easily tag his customers.

3.   For those farmers that will receive blackberry phones, pinging will help them reduce the cost of making phone calls.

4.   There is an app iFertilizer, it helps the crops to grow, just keep the phone closer to the farmland, it will do the trick.

5.   Farmers need to tweet, e.g farming things on point!!!

6.   There is an app, iTractor which helps the farmers to clear the farmland and harvest crops.

7.   There is an app iDRIVE, this app helps the farmers to dodge all the pot holes and successfully transport their goods to the market.

8.   There is an app iFirst aid, which helps rescue the farmers incase of accidents in the farm work.

9.   There is an app iCANAL, this app helps to water the crops in the dry seasons.

10.  There is an app i-info, this helps the farmers to be updated with new methods of improving farm output and other new technologies.

11.  There is an app iPower, this provides 24/7 stand by electricity for those farmers who rare livestocks.

You see how smart Nigerian leaders of the 21st century are, support them, worship them, fight for them. I’m quitting medical college, going back to my village to farm. N60billion for phones!

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Comments (2)

  1. From buy one get one free fertilizer to free phone to farmers. Na wa oh our president is not the only clueless person

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail