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Nasarawa Farmers To Get NPK Fertiliser At N10.000 Per Bag- Gov. Sule

Nasarawa Farmers To Get NPK Fertiliser At N10.000 Per Bag- Gov. Sule

From Ajegena Manga
Lafia

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa on Tuesday while unveiling the sales of 20,700 bags of NPK fertilisers, said farmers will get the product at N10.000 per bag against the N17.000 per bag that the state purchased.

The governor recalled that in 2021 the government procured and distributed 600 metric tons of assorted fertilizers and other farm inputs to dry season farmers at subsidized rates for the 2021 Dry Season Farming.

“All these are to ensure effective distribution process in the delivery of farm inputs to our teeming farmers, as well as to ensure all year round farming, to attain sustainable food production in the State'” the governor said.

He added that the state had recently agreed with the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority to access 500 hectares of land in the Doma Local Government Area for the production of rice in the State

He explained that the state was endowed with fertile land and good climatic condition, suitable for the production of arable crops for both domestic and export consumption.

This is intended to explore our agricultural potential and increase industrial activities for the socio-economic development of the State.

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The governor also threatened to deal with anyone involved in handling the fertilizer sales in case of any diversion or infliction in the price of the products.

He, therefore, called on members of the public especially farmers to report any abnormalities to the appropriate authority for prompt action.

Responding on behalf of farmers, Samuel Meshi, State’s Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), expressed gratitude to the governor for his developmental strides particularly as it relates to the agricultural sector.

The AFAN Chairman however said farmers have challenges ranging from insecurity and lack of tractors for mechanising farming.

He appealed to the governor to further reduce the price of the fertilizer as well as offer tractors on loan to farmers in the state.

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