The North-East Commodity Associations (NECAS) has distributed 50 units of tractors to boost agricultural activities in Gombe State.
The National Chairman of NECAS, said the association was fully accredited by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide support for farmers.
According to him, the provision of the tractors would improve optimal yield and create jobs for the youth by engaging operators, mechanics and spare-part vendors.
Daware said NECAS acquired 600 units of tractors for the region and allocated 150 to Gombe State.
“The tractors will be distributed in batches. The 50 we are giving today are the first tranche while the remaining will come soon,” he stated.
The state’s Governor, Inuwa Yahaya commended NECAS for its commitment to improving agricultural production as the main source of livelihood for a large section of the population.
Yahaya said that agriculture would remain one of the cardinal priorities of Gombe State Government.
He therefore urged the farmers who obtained loans to pay back their loans to enable more farmers to benefit.
“Today’s occasion further demonstrates the association’s commitment to promote agricultural mechanisation for improved agricultural yield,” he added.