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Zamfara West farmers get agricultural assets, farm input

Governor Dauda Lawal has flagged off the distribution of agricultural assets and farm input to farmers in Zamfara West.

The ceremony, which took place in Gummi Local Government Area, is part of Nigeria’s COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme under the FADAMA III project.

A statement on Sunday by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that Governor Lawal also laid the foundation for the construction of a “befitting modern Tsangaya school in Gummi.”

He noted that the legislative administration had approved building a modern Tsangaya Islamic school in each of the three senatorial zones to improve the quality of education in the state.

According to him, the agricultural programme in Gummi aims to provide essential input support and services to farmers from the Zamfara West senatorial zone.

According to the statement, “delivering his speech at the flag-off, Governor Lawal noted that the project will also include constructing and rehabilitating access roads in rural communities.

“My government will ensure the rehabilitation and construction of wet markets for safe and efficient functioning.

“Our main objective is to improve farmers’ productivity by providing them with essential inputs such as fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides, high-quality seeds, and seed dressing chemicals.

“For the upcoming dry season, we have allocated 33,000 bags of fertiliser, comprising 22,000 bags of NPK and 11,000 bags of Urea.

“This is in addition to over 700 power tillers and seeds for the production of rice and maize, which will be distributed to 19,000 farmers.

“About 735 groups of 10 farmers each will be empowered with power tillers, while 2,550 individuals will also receive small ruminant animals for empowerment.”

“During the inauguration of the Tsangaya Islamic School project, Governor Lawal assured the people of Zamfara West senatorial zone that the school will meet high-quality standards.”

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