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Tambuwal Flags Off N1.56B Fadama III Agric Programme

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Tambuwal presenting sprayer to a beneficiary
Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off Fadama III additional
financing for the year 2016/2017 dry season intervention in Sokoto State.

The event, which held at Kurfi village of Kware LGA, will
cover the 23 local government councils with a combined cost of N1.56 billion.
The programme is aimed at distribution of agricultural
inputs equipment, agro-chemicals and other farm tools to ninety production
clusters comprising 611 production groups across the crops value chain of rice,
sorghum and tomato.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr Tambuwal said his administration
will continue to provide support to the farmers through the provision of
subsidized agricultural inputs and equipment.
“We are providing enough fertilizer, seedlings, herbicide
and pesticide. Similarly, farm implements like water pumps and sprayers will be
distributed to farmers at little or no cost to enable them deploy modern farming
techniques in their farmlands,” he added.
The Governor said government will also continue to undertake
people-oriented programs aimed at supporting the entrepreneurship drive of the
people.
According to him, Sokoto government has also gone into
various partnerships with both national and international Partners for the
conception and implementation of projects and programs that will have direct
bearing on the socio-economic life of the people.
He expressed appreciation of the state government to the
development partners, especially the World Bank, for supporting the state to
achieve various development feats.
While adding that the World Bank has been providing project
grants to the state project office through the National Project Office,
Mr Tambuwal urged beneficiary farmers to utilize them for the intended purpose.
Earlier in his remarks, the state Commissioner of
Agriculture, Umar Nagwari, said the state government has provided necessary support
for the implementation of the project in the state.
Highlight of the occasion was the distribution of farm
inputs to ninety production clusters comprising 611  production groups
across the crops value chain of rice, sorghum and tomato.

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