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150,000 Katsina farm­ers to get FG COVID-19 sup­port

- Business · Nigeria News · Agriculture · Livestock Industry · Industries · Katsina State · U.S. government · Rural Development · Nigeria · News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) · Katsina

About 150,000 small scale farm­ers in Katsina State would ben­e­fit from the COVID-19 in­ter­ven­tion of the Fed­eral Govern­ment, an of­fi­cial said on Wed­nes­day.

The Di­rec­tor, Fed­eral Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment, Katsina State Field Of­fice, Mr Muham­mad Sal­isuSule, dis­closed this in an in­ter­view with the News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN) in Katsina.

Sal­isu-Sule said that the ben­e­fi­cia­ries would be given fer­til­izer, im­proved seeds, agro­chem­i­cals and spray­ing ma­chines free of charge.

He noted that the in­ter­ven­tion was to en­hance the econ­omy of farm­ers af­fected by the COVID-19 pan­demic.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the ben­e­fi­cia­ries have al­ready been regis­tered on­line and would re­ceive the ma­te­ri­als soon to as­sist them in pro­duc­ing more dur­ing the dry sea­son and next year’s crop­ping sea­son.

He also said that the govern­ment would dis­trib­ute 450 bags of im­proved wheat seeds to farm­ers in the state, so as to en­hance wheat pro­duc­tion.

Sal­isu-Sule re­vealed that the seeds would be given through farm­ers as­so­ci­a­tions.

He ex­plained that the var­i­ous in­ter­ven­tions were meant to im­prove the liv­ing con­di­tion of ru­ral dwellers. (NAN)

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