By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has remarked that he foresees an improvement in the.level of transparency in the distribution and sales of fertilizer for the 2018 farming season.
He said this during the flag off and sales of fertilizer for the 2018 cropping season in Dengi, headquarters of Kanam Local Government Area.
Governor Lalong said. “NPK and Urea will be sold for five thousand five hundred Naira for a bag each and that government has for the first time purchased subsidized organic fertilizer for four thousand five hundred Naira a bag.“.
Lalong said extension staff were employed to carry out soil tests to determine the type and quality of soil needed for specific communities across the state.
There were goodwill messages by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Hosea Finangwai, chairman of Kanam, Hubu Bale, Programme Manager, PADP, Philip Gonap, Chairman All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Philip Azi and the Long Gomai of Shendam, Martin Shaldas.
Nineteen thousand metric tones of fertilizer was purchased by the state government for distribution and sales in the 2018 farming season.