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    Nasarawa gov’t commences sales of fertilizer for dry season farming

    Nasarawa state government has commenced the sales of fertilizer to farmers for the 2024 dry season farming across the state.

    The event was flagged-off at the state capital, Lafia, and that over 13,000 bags of fertilizer would be sold to farmers at a subsidized rate.

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    Speaking during the flag-off ceremony, the state governor, Abdullahi Sule warned those handling the program 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.

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

    Agro Nigeria

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