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Sokoto Doubles Incentive For Wheat, Garlic, Sesame Farmers | The Precision

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Sokoto state government said it has introduced additional incentives to farmers
to in bid boost cultivation of wheat, sesame, garlic and onion in the state.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this when he inspected a wheat
farm at Taloka, Goronyo LGA.
The 43 hectre farm is supported by the state government and is in
partnership with some flour mills to off-take the commodity.
“Our support for wheat, garlic, sesame and onion farmers have been
doubled to enable Sokoto maintains its position as one of the leading states
producing these crops in the federation.
“These additional supports are in the form loans and grants, training of
farmers and extension workers in modern farming technique, provision of free
and improved seedlings, provision of fertilizer and pesticides and lease of
equipment to boost production,” the Governor added.

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Tambuwal said the support became necessary in view of economic benefit
of the crops within and outside the country.
According to him, government will continue to support private sector participation
in agriculture in the state, so as to enhance growth of the sector.
The Governor commended the owner of the farm for keying into the sector
and urged the people to emulate him.
The farmers commended the Governor for his various interventions in
agricultural activities in the state.

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