Nasarawa State Government says it will continue to explore avenues through which the state can improve the agricultural yield of the state.

Governor Abdullahi Sule said this while unveiling twenty-three tractors and the presentation of farm inputs to ten thousand farmers as part of the commitment to ensure food security.

After the unveiling of the tractors for use across the thirteen Local Governments and selected development areas and the presentation of improved maize seeds, fertilisers and herbicides as well as other inputs livestock inputs to farmers and herders, Governor Abdullahi Sule said the measure is deliberate towards improving the capacity of small scale farmers.

Affirming that the state government has a plan of procuring three hundred tractors for the expanded agricultural programme in the state, Governor Sule said from the twenty-three in place four would be dedicated to the project in Jangua in Awe Local Government, while each of the thirteen local governments would be allocated one each.

The Governor added that his administration deemed it fit to ensure the improvement of the lives of people in rural communities in the state by ensuring that the N-Cares programme in the state provides access roads, water and other projects.

Representing the Speaker of the State Assembly, Danladi Jatau, the Chairman House Committee on Agriculture, Doctor Peter Akwe lauded the Governor for his passion for the development of Agriculture, saying the inputs being provided will go a long way in increasing the agricultural yield by farmers in the state.

State Commissioner of Agriculture, Umar Danakano explained the event is not unconnected with the focus of the present administration in Nasarawa State to achieve food security, evident in the programmes being carried out.

Giving an overview of the activities of N-Cares culminating in the provision of the farm inputs to support the ten thousand farmers, State Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Planning, Munira Abdullahi explained that the distribution of the farm input is starting from Lafia and spreading across thirteen local government areas of the state.

Appreciating the timeliness of the event, National President of the Association of All Local Governments of Nigeria and Chairman of Lafia Local Government Council, Aminu Mu’azu Maifata said efforts would not be spared towards ensuring the facilities and other farm inputs are deployed to the appropriate quarters.

The display of the tractors and other farm inputs left the Emir of Lafia, Retired Justice Sidi Mohammed thrilled with the commitment of Governor Abdullahi Sule towards the needs of his people, a measure that would help boost agricultural production in the state as affirmed by the State Chairman of All Farmers Association, represented by Samuel Meshi.

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