by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
About 930 metric tons of fertilizer for this year’s farming season are to be sold at government’s price of N5,000.00 per bag in Nasarawa state.
The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, while flagging-off the sale of fertilizer on Tuesday in Nasarawa, warned that a bag of NPK 20:10:10 fertilizer must not be sold above government’s regulated price of N5,000 in any part of the state. The 930 metric tons consist of 18,600 bags of NPK 20:10:10.
The governor also flagged-off off the free distribution of 990 metric tons of ruminant feed supplements, as well as 80 metric tons of mineral salt, provided by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to livestock farmers and pastoralists across the state.
According to Governor Sule, his administration “is committed to ensure that agricultural potentials of the state were fully harnessed for the overall benefit of the people.”
The governor noted thus, “Recent statistics indicated that 80 per cent of the population in Nasarawa state engaged in one farming activity or another, with agriculture as a major employer of labour and most viable vehicle for ensuring food security.
“That is why we remained resolute in our commitment to ensure that the current economic meltdown, occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant effects on the economy, does not affect the prospects of the agricultural sector, which is the mainstay of the economy of Nasarawa state.”