Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has commenced sale of fertilizer for the 2018 cropping season in Dengi head quarters of Kanam Local Government Area of the state.
He says he expects an improvement in the level of transparency in the distribution and sale of fertilizer for the 218 farming season.
Lalong, who stated this at the flag off and sale of the fertilizer, noted that NPK and Uriah will be sold for five thousand five hundred naira for a bag each and that government has for the first time purchased subsidized organic fertilizer for four thousand five hundred naira a bag.
In a statement by Hon. Yakubu Dati, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Lalong was quoted as saying that extension staff were employed to carry out soil tests to determine the type and quality of soil needed for specific communities across the state.
At the flag-off, goodwill messages were delivered by Hosea Finangwai, Commissioner for Agriculture; Hubu Bale, Chairman of Kanam; Philip Gonap, Programme Manager PADP; Philip Azi, Chairman All Farmers Association of Nigeria and Martin Shaldas the Long Gomai of Shendam .
Dati also stated that nineteen thousand metric tones of fertilizer was purchased by the state government for distribution and sale in the twenty eighteen farming season.
By Patrick Aigbokhan