Yobe, Firm Sign N14bn Contract For Procurement Of Agricultural Inputs


Yobe government and Salmuftah investment Nigeria Ltd., have signed a N14 billion contract for procurement of farm inputs and equipment.



Ali Mustapha Goniri, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, stated this in an interview in Damaturu on Tuesday.


According to him, the inputs include assorted fertiliser, seeds and agrochemicals.


He said that multi-purpose threshers; mini tillers, ploughing machines, hand push planters, sprayers and solar-powered pumps with panels would be provided under the contract agreement.


Goniri said the ministry would also purchase 200 units of motorcycles for zonal inspectors, empower women with goats and renovate its offices at Potiskum; Gashu’a, Nguru, Geidam, Damaturu, Buni-Yadi, among others.


This, he said, was part of efforts by the state to revitalise agriculture for job creation and food security.


He, therefore, charged the contractor, Alhaji Ahmad Haruna, to justify the confidence reposed in him by supplying quality items in line with contract agreement and specifications.







NAN/Oyenike Oyeniyi

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