SOKOTO AND NIGER STATE GOVERNORS SEEK FEDERAL SUPPORT

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The governors of Sokoto and Niger States, Ahmad Aliyu and Mohammed Umar Bago respectively, visited the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security headquarters in Abuja, seeking Federal Government assistance to enhance food production in their states.

During their visits, Aliyu highlighted insecurity as a major concern affecting farming activities in Sokoto State. He emphasised the need to address issues related to “political farmers” who hinder government efforts to boost food production, proposing the establishment of a committee to identify genuine farmers.

Bago assured Nigerians and potential investors of the state’s commitment to leading in rice production. He revealed that 150,000 hectares of land had been allocated for dry season farming, with plans to optimise rice production through technology and mechanisation.

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, welcomed the governors’ initiatives, expressing optimism for future collaborations between states and the Federal Government to ensure food security and agricultural development. He underscored the importance of transparent distribution of agro-inputs and targeting genuine farmers in upcoming farming seasons.

 

 

 

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