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June 17, 2024

Nasarawa Govt Commences Sales of Fertilizer For Dry Season Farming

Nasarawa state has begun the sales of fertilizer bag which is to be sold at a subsidized rate for the dry season as it celebrated the flag- off and sales of the fertilizer for 2024 dry season farming in Lafia, the state capital 

Speaking during the flag-off ceremony, the  Governor of Nasarawa State, North-Central, Nigeria, Abdullahi Sule warned those handling the sales of over 13,000 bags of fertilizer earmarked for this year’s dry season farming across the state to be responsible because they will be held accountable for any abnormality in the exercise.

“We are selling the fertilizer at a subsidized rate of N12,000 per bag while in the market, it is sold at N21,000 per bag.”

“As we are flagging off and selling this fertilizer here, other local government areas too are selling in their respective local government areas,” he said.

The governor said that the gesture was to boost food production and ensure food security in the state.

Gov. Sule said that his administration would remain focused on ensuring that agricultural potentials are fully harnessed in the state.

The governor urged the people of the state to take advantage of President Bola Tinubu Renewed Hope Agricultural Funds to enhance food security in the state.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Alh. Umar Dan’Akano said that the flagging off of the dry season fertilizer was to boost food production in the state.

He said that the importance of fertilizer to food security could not be overemphasized, hence the need for exercise.

The Commissioner commended Gov. Sule for prioritizing agriculture  in the state.

Speaking on behalf of farmers, the State Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria , AFAN, Amb. Isaac Kigbu,  commended Gov. Sule for his foresight in prioritizing the needs of farmers in the state.

“And ensuring that essential resources like fertilizes are readily available to enhance productivity,” he said

The Chairman promised collaboration with the state government to address the challenges facing the sector.

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