Nasarawa State: Senator donates bags of fertiliser to farmers
By Amina Mohammed, Lafia.
The Lawmaker representing Nasarawa Southern senatorial zone, Senator Umar Al-Makura has distributed three thousand bags of fertiliser to his constituents.
In a ceremony, in Lafia the state capital, Senator Al Makura said the exercise was to ensure a bumper harvest and food security in the state.
“The administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule in Nasarawa state is of teamwork, partnership, and governance with every one of us here to see that we take the state to the next level”,
“I’m calling on all of us to bridge the gap, come together and work in unity to benefit the ordinary man, and this government is working tirelessly to see they it galvanized the attention and support for all sundry for a better future”,
“The demand for fertilisers is unlimited and the price is exorbitant for farmers for this reason in my small way support the government of the state”,
“For that reason, today I’m flagging off the distribution of five trailers of NPK, one each to the five local governments under my constituency, and also 150 cartoons of herbicides and insecticides that will compliment this for our farmers”, Al-Makura said.
The benefited area councils which constitute the senatorial district include Lafia, Obi, Awe, Doma, and Keana.
Al-Makura further urged the state’s people to live in peace with each other to enable farmers to embark on their farming activities without hitches for a bumper harvest and the state’s overall development.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, expressed gratitude to the senator for complementing the efforts of the government.
Akabe, who is the acting governor called on other representatives and spirited individuals to support the developmental efforts of the state and the country.
“The essence is about ensuring that fertilisers and other agricultural inputs get to real farmers for optimal production,” he noted
He appealed to the beneficiaries to utilise the inputs to better their conditions and not sell them.