Farmers in Kaduna have called on the state government to provide enough fertiliser and other modern farming tools early for them in the new farming season.
The farmers who made the call said that the first rain in the state symbolised the end of dry season and beginning of rainy season.
A farmer, Nasir Aliyu, said that he normally plants vegetables and maize along River Kaduna and was motivated by the rainfall to visit his farm and commence preparation for farming.
Aliyu called on other farmers to get ready as the next rain was not far from now.
He urged the re -elected government of President Muhammadu Buhari to do more on empowering small scale farmers with fertilisers and other farming equipment so as to start 2019 farming early.
Usman Ali, a 21-year-old farmer, said that government should empower youths like him with land and farming tools to achieve food security in the country.