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Sokoto Plans 1000 Tube Wells To Tackle Drought In Farms | The Precision

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Sokoto government said it will
construct 1000 tube wells so as to provide enough water to farm lands for the
2018 irrigation season in the state.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated
this on Saturday in Sokoto.
“The water levels in our dams are very
low and will not be enough to serve the needs of our farmers for the dry season
farming. To overcome that challenge, experts suggested we seek for alternative
ways of watering our farm lands.
“In that regard, we decided to
construct 1000 tube wells in different locations across the state. This effort
will enable us meet our target for the 2018 cropping season,” he added.

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Tambuwal further revealed that the
state government has procured five supper tiller machines, fifty tomato
grinding machines, 40 rice handheld harvesters and five mini tractors at the
cost of N64 million to support farming activities in the state.
On the FADAMA III agric project in the
state, the Governor said Sokoto farmers have implemented a total of 1,786
business plans for rice, sorghum and tomato value chains, the largest of such
plans in the country.
“The total number of participating
farmers stands at 24,546, made up of 21,631 male and 2,915 female,” he added.

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