Bauchi state procures fertilisers for 2019 farming season
The Bauchi state government in Northern Nigeria has procured over 6,000 tonnes of fertiliser and 3,000 sprayers for the 2019 farming season.
Governor Bala Mohammed made this disclosure in Katagum, headquarters of the Zaki Local Government Area of Bauchi state, while launching 2019 fertiliser distribution to farmers.
He said the fertiliser would be sold to farmers in the state at the rate of N5,500 per 50kg bag.
According to him, the proceeds realised from the commodity would be turned into revolving funds to enable government purchase more fertiliser for the farmers.
He added that the state government has also procured 3,000 units of KNAPSACK Sprayers to be distributed to 3,000 youths, free of charge, in the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.
The Governor further disclosed that the state government had also directed the state’s Ministry of Agriculture and Bauchi State Agricultural Supply Company (BASAC), to ensure the equipment reach all farmers in the state.
He assured the people that agrochemicals would be made available to them at subsidised prices for pest control.
Mohammed stressed that his administration would give priority to the development of modern agriculture which would increase investment opportunities in the state.