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Nasarawa gov distributes fertiliser

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the distribution and sales of 13,000 bags of fertiliser to farmers for the 2024 dry season farming…

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the distribution and sales of 13,000 bags of fertiliser to farmers for the 2024 dry season farming across the 13 LGAs of the state.

Governor Sule, who spoke during the distribution ceremony in Lafia on Tuesday, stated that the gesture was in line with the state government’s commitment to foster partnerships and collaborations towards giving agriculture its pride of place.

While warning against any act of hijacking the fertiliser by greedy individuals, he threatened to deal decisively with any individual trying to frustrate the government’s efforts in ensuring there was food security in the state.

Sule disclosed that the fertiliser would be sold to farmers at a subsidised rate of N12,000 only per bag instead of the N21,000 that it was bought by the state government.

He said, “Those handling the sales of the 13,000 bags of fertiliser earmarked for this year’s dry season farming across the state should do their work with all sincerity because they would be held responsible for any abnormality in the exercise.

Earlier, the state’s Chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Mr Isaac Kigbu, appreciated Governor Sule for his untiring resolve to boost agriculture in the state.

Kigbu promised that the processes in the distribution and sales of the fertiliser would be adequately monitored so as to ensure that it got to the deserving farmers.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Umar Dan’akano, said, “I call on the farmers not to relent in their farming activities. I also want to charge them to make good use of the fertiliser to ensure sufficient food production in the state.”

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