12 July 2021 By Remi Johnson
Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has inaugurated a ministerial committee to determine modalities for the procurement of fertilizers and agricultural inputs for the 2021 farming season.
Inaugurating the 5-Member committee, the minister charged them to ensure that they deliver on the assignment within two weeks.
The minister who was represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Administration, Prof. Muhammad Usman, also tasked members of the committee to come up with ideas that would assist the FCT Administration to define ways of supporting farmers to improve productivity.
Part of the Committee’s terms of reference is to determine the modalities for timely purchase and distribution of fertilizer and farming inputs for the 2021 farming season, review farming activities of groups and corporate entities in the FCT and define ways of supporting them to improve productivity.
Others include to review the farming calendar in the Federal Capital Territory and make recommendations for optimizing food production and examine any other matters relevant to the exercise of this mandate and make recommendations as appropriate.
Responding on behalf of other members, the Chairman of the Ministerial Committee and Special Assistant to FCT Minister of State on Special Duties, Malam Abubakar Ibrahim, thanked the minister for the confidence reposed on them, and promised to deliver on the assignment within the stipulated framework.