Tuesday, 28 November 2023

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BOOSTING AGRICULTURE: Sokoto Farmers Get N1.4bn Fertilizer Subsidy

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The Sokoto State government has said it will spend the sum of N1.4 billion to subsidize the price of fertilizer for its farmers in the 2018 farming season.


Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state Wednesday at the launch of fertilizer sales for dry season farming and distribution of improved seeds to farmers across the state.

He said the state government bought 500,000 bags of fertilizer at the cost of N6,800 per 50kg bag.

According to the governor, the intervention become necessary in view of A determination to boost agriculture in the state and to encourage new entrants into the sector.

He added that the government will continuously explore other avenues to grow the agric sector bearing in mind that it is the largest employer of labor for majority of sokoto state citizens.



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