Gov Sule flags off sales of fertilizer for 2021 farming season in Nasarawa

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Monday, flagged-off the sale of fertilizers to farmers in the state for 2021 dry farming season.
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, the governor said each bag of fertilizer would be sold at a subsidised rate of 5,000 per bag to farmers. “The flag-off of the sales of 300 metric tons fertilizer to dry season farmers is a further demonstration of our avowed commitment to the development of the agricultural sector in the state,” he said.

He charged the beneficiaries to ensure judicious use of the commodity to increase yields for enhanced benefits.
He however, warned that those handling the fertilizer sales would be held responsible for any anomaly in the distribution of the goods in their respective domain.

According to the governor, “Coordinators at various levels are to ensure remittance of sales to the designated bank account as any misappropriation will be meted with appropriate sanction.”

He equally cautioned individuals and groups against purchasing the commodity and selling to farmers at exorbitant rates.
Governor Sule added that his administration ia planning to place order for the purchase of 250 sets of portable improved hand maize shelling equipment for distribution to the teeming farmers in the state.

He therefore, appreciated the federal government for the benefits which the state has been enjoying, particularly the donation of 990 metric tons ruminant feeds and 80 tons mineral salt licks distributed to pastoralists and livestock farmers in the state by the federal ministry of Agricultural and rural development.

He equally appealed to the Minister of Agriculture and rural development to consider selection of Nasarawa state to participate in the Agro-Processing Productivity and Livelihood Enhancement Support Project (APPEALS).

The governor said the measure would further strengthen the commitment of Nasarawa state in consolidating the gains recorded in the agricultural sector. 

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