To scale up food production, farmers in Nasarawa State have benefited from the distribution of 3,000 bags of fertiliser to boost agricultural activities in the state.
Specifically, a former Governor and Senator representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Umaru Al-Makura, empowered farmers in his constituency with the fertilisers.
Speaking at the distribution ceremony in Lafia on Monday, Al-Makura described the gesture as a way of offering help to famers who do not have the funds to purchase the commodity.
His words: “Today, I am inaugurating the distribution of five trailers of NPK fertiliser to farmers in my constituency.
“Each of the five Local Government Areas under the Nasarawa South Senatorial District will get one trailer of the fertiliser. About 150 cartons of herbicides and insecticides will also be distributed.
“I am calling on everyone who has the resources, to bridge the gap, come together and work in unity to benefit the ordinary man. The price of fertiliser is exorbitant for farmers, so this is my support to them in order to ensure food sufficiency in the state.
“I also want to urge all residents of the state to continue to live in peace with one another so that our farmers will not face any form of challenges as they carry out their farming activities.”
Meanwhile the benefiting LGAs include Lafia, Obi, Awe, Doma, and Keana.
Also, the Deputy Governor of the state, Emmanuel Akabe, urged other lawmakers, representatives and good-spirited individuals to support the developmental efforts of the state and the country.
“I am appealing that the fertilizer and other agricultural products should get to the farmers for optimum production.
“My advice to beneficiaries is that they should not sell the commodity but rather utilise it to better their living conditions and ensure food sufficiency,” he added.
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