Gombe pro­cures 20, 000 tons of fer­til­izer for farm­ers

Daily Trust - - GOLDEN HARVEST - From Haruna Gimba Yaya, Gombe

The Gombe state Gov­ern­ment has ap­proved the sum of N2.7 bil­lion for the pro­cure­ment of 20, 000 met­ric tons of as­sorted fer­til­izer for this year’s farm­ing sea­son.

The Com­mis­sioner of Agri­cul­ture, Al­haji Dahiru Buba Biri, dis­closed this while brief­ing news­men at the end of the state ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil meet­ing.

The com­mis­sioner said Gov­er­nor Ibrahim Has­san Dankwambo who chaired the coun­cil meet­ing has ap­proved pro­cure­ment of 10, 000 met­ric tons of Urea and 10, 00 met­ric tons of NPK at the to­tal cost of N2.7 bil­lion.

He said his min­istry has al­ready re­ceived 50 per cent of the quan­tity to be pro­cured, adding that very soon the min­istry will launch the dis­tri­bu­tion ex­er­cise for on­ward de­liv­ery to farm­ers in prepa­ra­tion of the farm­ing sea­son.

Al­haji Dahiru Biri also debunked a ru­mour go­ing round that the Fed­eral and States Gov­ern­ments have re­moved sub­sidy on fer­til­izer, he said the sub­sidy still ex­ist and the fer­til­izer to be dis­trib­uted is at sub­si­dize rate.

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