19 January 2021 By Chris Nyamtu
The Federal Government has launched the sales and distribution of farm inputs for 2021 Dry Season Farming in Nasarawa State.
At the launch in Lafia, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono said the initiative was part of effort towards harnessing the agriculture sector for economic growth.
The Minister, represented by a Director in the Ministry, Hajiya Karima Babangida stated that the intervention was a deliberate effort aimed at checking food scarcity during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Alhaji Muhammad Nanono explained that 200 dry season rice farmers in the State were to benefit from the intervention which include assorted fertilizers, herbicides and rice seeds.
On his part, Governor Abdullahi Sule noted that the State Government would continue to take advantage of the rich agricultural endowment in the State to strengthen collaboration with the Agro Allied private sector to reduce unemployment.
Nasarawa State Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Mr Samuel Meshi commended the Federal Government for the farm inputs and stressed the need for adequate security especially in the rural areas to allow farming activities to thrive in the State.