Sokoto advocates dry, rainy season farming

The Sokoto State Government has urged farmers to engage in both dry season and rainy season cultivation to boost food production in the state.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs Alhaji Isah Achida, gave the advice in Tureta when he launched the sale of farm inputs to farmers.

Achida, who is also the Chairman, Committee for the Sale and Distribution of Fertilisers, said that crop growing during the two seasons would boost food security in the area and the state in general.

He said that the timely provision of farm inputs was part of the state government’s efforts to boost agricultural production in the state.

He, however, warned the people against re-selling the fertiliser in order to make “quick money’’.

Our farmers should know that the fertilisers being distributed to them are not for sale. Therefore, they should not use this as an avenue to make quick money. This gesture is meant to boost agricultural production, and we will also ensure ready market for your produce at the time of harvest,’’ he added.

Achida also appealed to traditional rulers in the area to ensure equitable distribution of the fertilisers and other inputs to genuine farmers.

 

Mazino Dickson