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Borno flags off fertiliser distribution, warns against diversion 

 

The Bormo state government has flagged off the 2024 rainy session fertilizer sales and distribution for farmers at subsidised price to boost this year’s agricultural production and warned distribution committee against diversion.

While flagging off the sales and distribution at the fertiliser deport, farm centre, Maiduguri, Tuesday, the Borno state acting governor, Hon. Umar Kadafur said: “I now have the singular honour and privilege to launch the 2024 sales of fertilizer and distribution to all farmers in the state. Government has procured 100 trucks of the fertilizer to be sold at the subsidized rate of 50 percent discount to farmers across the 27 local government area of the state.

 “As you are all aware, fertilizer is one of most important ingredients for improved agricultural production as our local manure is grossly inadequate to cater for all our farmer’s needs, especially, large scale farming. It is therefore necessary to provide agricultural inputs to our farmers at the right time and at affordable prices, so as to ensure greater yield.

“This programme underscores government commitment in the critical sector of agriculture to not only improve agricultural productivity but also food sufficiency in the state,” he said. 

The acting governor said the Borno state government has given top most priority to the development of agriculture, adding that concerted efforts are made to mobilise both human and material resources to develop the sector. 

Hon Kadafur said: “Towards this end, the state government has procured agricultural inputs such as tractor, chemicals among others. It is believed that it will go a long way in enhancing the productivity of our farmers. Government is therefore poised to ensure that our farmers are assured in every way possible to increase productivity.” 

He urged farmers to make the outmost use by wisely and effectively improve agricultural production in the state, saying that “let us work together to harness the potential of our land, so as to increase productivity and to ensure food security for our communities. 

“As we embark on this journey into the rainy session, let us do so with determination and optimism. Let us sow the seeds of progress and dedication, we can cultivate a brighter future for all,” he stated. 

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