Gov Ishaku Flags Off Distribution Of Fertilizer, Mini Tractors To Taraba Farmers

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Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State
By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
Gov Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Wednesday flagged off distribution of fertilizer, mini tractors, Agro chemicals and seedlings to boost large scale farming.
Ishaku noted at the occasion that fertilizer and other implement were  vital requirements for modern Agriculture for enhanced productivity.
The governor explained that the successes recorded by farmers in the state in 2018 cropping season motivated the government to provide more implement for greater success in 2019.
“What we are doing today is a realization of the fact that  Agriculture is a major source of income of most people in the state,” he said.
Ishaku warned farmers against the sales of the implement, saying any one found guilty would not be spared no matter how highly placed.
He approved  the sales of NPK  fifty Kg bag fertilizer at a subsidised rate of N4,500 per bag, Urea would be sold for  N5,500 per bag and mini tractor at N450, 000 per unit.
Earlier, Dr David Kassa, the  Commissioner for  Agriculture and Natural resources  said the Ministry was committed  to providing inputs to farmers and also guide them appropriately on the best application for greater out put.
He thanked Gov Darius  Ishaku for the desired attention given to agriculture, saying the gesture had  gone a long way in changing the  fortunes of farmers across the state.
On his part, Chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Taraba Chapter Alhaji  Bala Aji, commended Ishaku for the timely commencement of sales of farms implement to farmers.

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