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

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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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