Kaduna Govt commences sales of fertiliser to farmers at subsidised rate

As a way of assisting the farmers in the state, the Kaduna State Government has begun the sales of fertiliser to the 23 Local Government Areas, LGAs for 2020 farming season at a subsidised rate.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Halima Lawal, who made this known on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna, said the fertiliser will be sold at N5,000 each to farmers across the 23 LGAs in the state.
She said the current administration of Nasiru El-rufai is determined to exploit the agricultural sector to create jobs and reduce poverty, especially amongst youths of the state.
According to her, “We believe that with additional investment in this sector and adequate motivation, more youth will take to farming, thereby increasing our potentials for food sufficiency and wealth creation”
Lawal urged farmers to purchase the fertilisers at designated stores at their various LGA secretariat.
The commissioner explained that the mechanism is in place to ensure that fertiliser gets to farmers and not sold above the government subsidised price.
Lawal, however advised farmers to abide by the government rules of keeping physical distancing, use of face masks and regular hand washing as they engage in their activities to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

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