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Federal Govt Distributes Farm Inputs, Hand Tools To Women In Sokoto State

The Federal Government has distributed farm inputs and hand tools to women in the 23 local government areas of Sokoto state.

in collaboration with the Sokoto State Government, on Sunday commenced the distribution of.

Inaugurating the distribution in Sokoto, The state Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Kulu Sifawa, who supervised the distribution, said the gesture is part of the federal government’s desire to engage Nigerian women into farming.

Hajiya Kulu Sifawa said that the purpose of the project, jointly organized by her ministry, is to boost agricultural activities in an effort to enhance food security across the country.

Items distributed include four bags of groundnuts, maize, rice and beans seeds to each of the 23 local governments of the state. Also distributed were farm hand tools including cutlasses, wheel barrows, rakes and shovels.

Others were GNID Super GRO organic liquid fertiliser, insecticides, permanent treated mosquito nets and new power fumigation tank sprayers, etc.

Speaking at th occasion, Commissioner Kulu Sgifawa said that the gesture is part of the commitment of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in engaging women participation towards nation-building.

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“As you aware, women are the bedrock for every societal development, as such, the government came up with the programme to support the country’s commitment to food security.

“Therefore, I urge the beneficiaries to judiciously utilise the opportunity in ensuring the success of the exercise.”

Hajiya Kulu Sifawa appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister for Women Affairs for coming of with the programme, saying ”such will immensely support women farmers”.

The Chairman, Gudu Local Government Area, Alhaji Bello Wakili, said that the council would monitor the progress of the exercise.

“We are from the rural area and you know our women are full time farmers. So, with the current development, I want to assure you that there is going to be a lot of improvement in food production.”

Source: NAN.

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