Farmers urge Nasarawa to distribute fertilizer early



FARMERS in Nasarawa State have advised against late distribution of fertiliser by the Nasarawa State Government to ensure good harvest and avoid food insecurity.

Some farmers expressed their feelings in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.
According to them, the timely distribution of fertiliser to farmers would not only boost food production but fight hunger, as well as boost the revenue base of the state and the country at large.

Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has pledged to support the state government to complete all abandoned and uncompleted projects across the state.

Chairman, House Committee on Urban Development, Mr. Murtala Sodangi, (APC-Nasarawa Central), who said this in a chat with newsmen also pledged that his committee would collaborate with the state government towards ensuring the completion of the abandoned projects and put them into use for the benefit of the people.

“In the interest of continuity and socio-economic development of the State and in view of their strategic importance to the people, there is the need for the Assembly to support and partner the state government toward the completion of abandoned projects. The 5th Assembly has promised to be guided by the spirit of equity and fairness to all irrespective of political, religious, tribal or social background and by the grace of God, there will be even development in the state so as to fight poverty, unemployment and to boost the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large.

A farmer, Mr. Tanni Adamu, said that the importance of early distribution of fertiliser to farmers was strategic to the development agriculture in the country. We are all aware that no society can live comfortably and survive without agriculture, which is the major source of livelihood of every family.

“We are now in July and we have not even heard any news concerning distribution of fertiliser to farmers by the State Government. Everybody is aware that late distribution of fertiliser to farmers will certainly affect food production,” he said.

He called on the Federal and State Governments to always ensure timely and early distribution of fertiliser among other inputs to the farmers, so as to boost food production.

Another farmer, Mr. David Moses observed that the late distribution of fertiliser could affect the production of crops and called on the government to always ensure early distribution of the product.

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