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Sokoto state boosts Agriculture with 15,000 Metric Tonnes OF fertiliser
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The sokoto state Government has
commenced distribution of 15,000 metric
tones fertiliser, loaded in 500 trucks, for the
2018 wet season farming. The fertiliser will
be sold to farmers at the heavily subsidised
rate of 4000 Naira per bag, according to a
statement by the government.
The state governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri
Tambuwal flagged off the sales in Tureta
local Government area of the state, where he
urged farmers to use the fertiliser
judiciously.
He also warned against diversion of the
product and middle men, as he reminded
the teeming farmers that they were one of
the most vital links in the cocktail of
measures designed by the state to boost
food security.
Governor Tambuwal who also advised the
farmers to imbibe the culture of using
improved seedlings on their farms for
improved Agricultural yields, distributed
support packages to target beneficiaries of
IFAD support programme in the state.
Fertilisers, goats, fishery equipment and
improved seeds were among the items
given in support of the efforts of farmers in
Sokoto State.
The Governor appealed to the farmers from
the 36 villages who benefited from the
agricultural support to see themselves as
agents of economic diversification.
In his welcome remarks, the Permanent
Secretary, State Ministry of Agriculture, Alh.
Sani Garba Shuni, said the state Government
has purchased the Super Sosat Millet seed
and Faro44 Rice Seed for distribution to
farmers. He also thanked Governor
Tambuwal for his support to the ministry.
In his remarks the IFAD National Programme
Coordinator, Alh Muhammad Lawal Idah,
said Sokoto State is leading other
participating states in the implementation of
IFAD programmes.
  


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