From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has flag-off sales and distribution of fertilizer for the 2022 cropping season at a discount of at N13, 000 per bag.
He said this is part of the administration’s commitment to revitalize agriculture for food sufficiency and security and economic empowerment.
During the the event in Damaturu today, the governor said: “agriculture remains the major preoccupation of our people, this administration would therefore continue to give the sector the priority attention it deserves, and to be in tune with the Federal Government’s policy on agriculture as one of the most important sectors of our national economy.
“This administration is dedicated to creating the right platform to support our citizens to generate employment, enhance self-reliance, and food sufficiency and contribute to the national agricultural policy for the attainment of food security in Nigeria.
“I wish to commend Mr. President on the Federal/Yobe State joint funding of the Jakusko-Nasari livestock development centre and other agricultural incentives provided to both crops and livestock farmers across the Country.
“As you may be aware, the United Nations has warned of anticipated food scarcity and shortage due to some human and natural factors. Here in Nigeria, the security challenge in some parts of the country may affect food production. We should therefore take advantage of the improved security situation in the state to boost our agricultural production, and to also engage in irrigation farming.
“The State Government in conjunction with the World Bank, African Union (AU) and the Federal Government has completed the implementation of a 5-year Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme in March this year and we have already granted approval for the continuation of the programme beyond the joint financing in the State as earlier proposed,” he revealed.