• Thursday, February 22, 2024
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FG provides 100 tons of cotton seeds for farmers in Jigawa, Kano

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The Federal Government has earmarked 100 tons of improved seeds for distribution to cotton farmers in Jigawa and Kano states.

Garba Taura, the chairman of the Cotton Farmers Association in Jigawa said this at a congress organised by the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Dutse on Monday.

Taura said that the Federal Government had so far allocated more than 100 tons of the commodity for distribution to interested farmers in the affected states.

He said that the government would also make available fertilisers, chemicals and other inputs to registered farmers.

Taura explained that the gesture was part of a special programme initiated by the Federal Government to accelerate cotton production in the country.

The chairman urged farmers to register with the union to enable them to benefit from the programme.

Meanwhile, rice farmers in Jigawa have commended the Federal Government over the distribution of fertilisers and seeds to farmers in the state.

Suleiman Baffa, a farmer, made the commendation in Dutse.

Baffa, said the gesture had assisted farmers, adding that it would go a long way in encouraging rice production in the country.

He urged farmers to complement the gesture and utilise the commodities to boost agricultural activity.

It would be recalled that the Federal Government had distributed 10,000 bags of assorted fertilisers and 5,000 bags of improved rice seeds to farmers, whose farmlands were destroyed in the 2012 flooding in the state.