The Plateau state government says it has taken another step towards improving agricultural production by procuring more than 200 trucks of fertilisers.
The governor of the state, Caleb Mutfwang, disclosed this while inspecting delivery of the commodities on Monday in Jos.
He said, “Our desire is to boost food production on the Plateau, and make sure that we find a way to subsidise agriculture for the benefit of our people.”
Mutfwang said the fertilisers would be distributed to the people as part of the palliatives across the 17 local government areas of the state.
He described the fertiliser as a key component of the palliatives the state government was planning to distribute to its citizens.
“When we have finished taking delivery and worked out the logistics for distribution. We will be able to commence immediately across the 17 LGAs.
“Let me say that our hope is that when we get to distribute the fertilisers, people will use it for actual farming and not to resell,” he said.
Muftwang had, in August, acknowledged receipt of N2 billion out of the N5 billion palliatives approved to the state by the Federal Government.
Meanwhile, the governor has paid a condolence visit to the family of Prof. Alfred Ikeme, one of the foremost Professors of Medicine of the University of Jos.
While comforting the family over the irreparable loss, Muftwang eulogised the deceased as an esteemed scholar, who contributed to human development in faculty of medicine in the University and other researches.
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