The Federal Government on Monday December 30, distributed 10,500 bags of assorted fertiliser to 3,500 irrigation farmers in Kware local government area of Sokoto State.
The ceremony, which took place at Kware town, the headquarters of the local government Area, was presided over by Dr Jubril Enesi, the state Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
Enesi, who was represented by Mr Abubakar Mohammed, said that the gesture was extended to the beneficiaries under the Growth Enhancement Support scheme of the Federal Government.
He said that each of the beneficiaries was given two bags of NPK fertiliser, one bag of Urea, a 25kg bag of rice seeds and two 2-litre cans of agrolyser nutrients.
“The three bags of fertiliser and the agrolyser were subdised by 50 per cent by the Federal Government, while the rice seeds are free,” he added.
Enesi said that the gesture was aimed at encouraging more Nigerians to engage in all-year round farming activities.
“This is to further guarantee the food security of the country, as the need for food is next to nothing,” he said.
The Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Abubakar Zamau, and the District Head of Kware, Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar, commended the Federal Government for the gesture.
They warned the beneficiaries against selling the commodities, so as not to cause any setback to the government’s laudable policy.