Gov. Tambuwal Inaugurates Sale of .3m Bags of Fertiliser


Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Gov.  Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Saturday inaugurated the sale of 300,000 bags of fertiliser worth N1.7 billion for the 2017  farming season.

Tambuwal, who performed the ceremony in Bodinga, headquarters of  Bodinga Local Government Area, said  the state government procured the commodity from the Federal Government at N5,500  per bag.

The governor, however, announced a subsidy of N1,500 per bag, saying  the gesture was  to encourage more people to venture into farming.

Tambuwal also flagged off  the distribution of free rice and millet seeds as well as tilling and water pumping machines to farmers.

He warned officials in charge of the distribution of the items to shun politics in the conduct of  the exercise.

”’You should fear God and distribute the items only to genuine farmers while you should not siphon the items.

” You should make sure only genuine farmers get the items and not fake farmers so as not to defeat the aim of this noble gesture,” Tambuwal said.

He commended the Federal Government for diligently pursuing its Agricultural Transformation Agenda aimed at reducing dependence on oil revenue.

Tambuwal  also solicited for prayers for the quick recovery of  President Muhammadu Buhari  to enable him  continue his laudable initiatives.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, represented by the Magajin Rafin Sokoto, Alhaji Rilwanu Bello, stressed that food security was imperative in any country.

” Nigerians should therefore massively go back to the farms  to produce enough food for subsistence and sale,’’ he said.

The state’s Agriculture Commissioner, Alhaji Umaru Nagwari, said  adequate arrangements had been made by the ministry to ensure  equitable distribution of the commodity to  only genuine farmers.  (NAN)

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