Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Monday, flagged off 2019 farming season with the distribution of 3,960 metric tonnes of fertilizer to farmers across the state.
The governor said during the distributing the fertilizer in Lafia, that the fertilisers would be sold to every farmer, who wants to buy and at the subsidized cost of N3,500 per bag.
The governor warned the farmers against buying the products and selling at high rates as government will not condone the activities of such people.
He noted that his administration was working hard to encourage youths to go into farming through introduction of mechanized farming in the state.
Sule explained further that government will provide tractors and other implements for effective agricultural practice, as well as enabling environment for farming in the state.
“Arrangement has been intensify for the procurement of additional fertilizer for direct supply to farmers aiming at enhancing the harvest of various crops to improve strategic food production in the state” Sule said.
He said committee had also been set up for the distribution of the fertilizer and warned them to do the needful or held responsible for any abnormally for the distribution of fertilizer.
The committee includes all the local government chairmen and overseers, to serve as chairmen, chairmen of traditional council of those areas, Divisional police officers (DPO), representatives of the DSS, NSCDC, farmers association, agriculture coordinators to also serve as secretary respectively.
Speaking earlier, permanent secretary ministry of agriculture and natural resources Naphtali Dachor, called on farmers to make very good use of the opportunity in order to boost food production in the state.