• Thursday, February 22, 2024
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Bauchi Commissioner commends governor over timely provision of fertilizer to farmers


The Bauchi State Commissioner for Agriculture, Jidauna Tula Mbami has commended the timely provision of subsidised fertilizer to farmers by the state government.

Governor Bala Mohammed flagged off the 2023 farming season in Azare, the headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area some days ago, announcing fertilizer to farmers at subsidised rates.

Speaking on the development, the Commissioner urged farmers to be prepared for a bumper hervest this year farming season, because they would access enough fertilizer.

Jidauna said that the state government under the leadership of Governor Mohammed promised to sell fertilizer for the year 2023 at N15,000 pet 50kg bag in order for farmers to have easy access to the commodity.

He said the development was to ensure that food is sufficient in Bauchi State and Nigeria at large.

According to the Commissioner, during the flag off of the 2023 farming season, the state governor announced that farming inputs for this year 2023 would be sold directly to farmers to guard against falling prey to shylock marketers.

He described Mohammed as the best governor in the history of Bauchi State in the timely provision of farm inputs to the farmers.

Jidauna promised to work hand in hand with the farmers to ensure that Bauchi State comes first in the country this year.

Recall that the governor disclosed that adequate fertilizer and farming inputs had been made available to meet the growing demands of farmers across the state to ensure food sufficiency.

The Commisioner called on farmers to plant in line with the prediction of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) of low rainfall in north Eastern part of the country this year.