The sokoto state Government has commenced distribution of 15,000 metric
tones fertiliser, loaded in 500 trucks, for the 2018 wet season farming.
The fertiliser will be sold to farmers at the heavily subsidised rate of
4000 Naira per bag.
The state governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal flagged off the sales
in Tureta local Government area of the state, where he urged farmers to
use the fertiliser judiciously. He also warned against diversion of the
product and middle men, as he reminded the teeming farmers that they were
one of the most vital links in the cocktail of measures designed by the
state to boost food security.
Governor Tambuwal who also advised the farmers to imbibe the culture of
using improved seedlings on their farms for improved Agricultural yields,
distributed support packages to target beneficiaries of IFAD support
programme in the state. Fertilisers, goats, fishery equipment and improved
seeds were among the items given in support of the efforts of farmers in
The Governor appealed to the farmers from the 36 villages who benefited
from the agricultural support to see themselves as agents of economic
In his welcome remarks, the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of
Agriculture, Alh. Sani Garba Shuni, said the state Government has
purchased the Super Sosat Millet seed and Faro44 Rice Seed for
distribution to farmers. He also thanked Governor Tambuwal for his support
to the ministry.
In his remarks the IFAD National Programme Coordinator, Alh Muhammad Lawal
Idah, said Sokoto State is leading other participating states in the
implementation of IFAD programmes.