Abdullahi Sule, the governor of Nasarawa State, has launched the sale of 6,000 bags of fertiliser to the state’s dry-season farmers.
Governor Sule, speaking during the inauguration in Lafia, indicated that the initiative sought to support farmers in order to increase farm produce production.
He stated that his administration has proved its dedication to the agricultural sector by selling fertiliser and other farming inputs at subsidized prices since taking office.
“This administration has remained resolute in its determination to ensure that agricultural potentials of the state are fully harnessed for the overall benefit of the people. We bought each bag of the fertilizer at N9,300 but we would sell at N7,000 each.
Sule also commended farmers for their efforts had placed the state first in the production of sesame seeds and cassava in the country.
“We would create a market for sesame seeds and cassava farmers here in the state so that farmers would benefit from their labour.
“With these kinds of performance from farmers, we have no option than to continue to support you by creating an enabling environment,” the governor added.
He did, however, caution against any attempt to sabotage the sale of fertilisers and other crop inputs, emphasizing that violators would face harsh penalties, regardless of their social standing.
Earlier in his remarks, Samuel Meshi, the state chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, praised the governor for his support for farmers and promised to continue to make the state proud while pushing his members to work hard in order to satisfy their family’s requirements.