Prof. Simon Irtwang, the Chairman, Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme, says the committee needs the Federal Government’s financial support to enable it carry out its assignment effectively.
Irtwang said this in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, the committee members have been using their personal funds to sustain its activities.
“The committee is being run with our meagre resources and times are getting harder by the day.
“You will notice that there has not been any yam export after the launch of the programme and the trial run shipment in 2017,” he said.
(source daily trust).