In his continuous effort to support, facilitate and enhance farming in the State, the Executive Governor of Kebbi State Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu was in Jega Local Government to launch the sale of subsidized fertilizer to farmers.
The Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alh Garba Dandiga applauded the effort of the Governor and charged farmers to be more hardworking and active so as achieve a bumper harvest.
Traditional Singers and artists present at the event displayed their talents through songs and drama sketches to enlighten the farmers on the danger of selling the subsidized fertilizer to traders.
Addressing the farmers, His Excellency Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu disclosed that the fertilizer a result of Federal Government partnership with the Government of Morocco with the aim of ensuring adequacy of fertilizer in the country and assured that all local farmers would access the fertilizer. Each bag is to be sold at the price of N5,500 to the farmers.
He also urged farmers that benefitted from the last year’s anchor browers scheme to try and refund the money so as to continue the program.
The Governor acknowledge and recommend the creativity of Engineer Buhari Danwarai a youth from Aleiro Local Government who designed and assembled a water pumping machine.
The District Head of Jega Alh. Arzika Bawa Jega thanked the Governor for launching the program in Jega town.