The sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off the sales of 15,000 metric tons fertilizer, loaded in 500 trucks, for the 2018 wet season farming. The fertilizer will be sold to farmers at the heavily subsidized rate of 4,000 Naira per bag.
The sales, which began today, Wednesday in Tureta local Government area of the state, attracted hundreds of farmers.
Speaking at the occasion, governor Tambuwal advised the farmers to use the fertilizer judiciously.
He warned against diversion of the product to middle men, even as he reminded the farmers that they were one of the most vital links in the cocktail of measures designed by the state to boost food security.
The governor also advised the farmers to imbibe the culture of using improved seedlings on their farms for improved Agricultural yields.
He then distributed support packages to target beneficiaries of IFAD support programme in the state.
Fertilizers, goats, fishery equipment and improved seeds were among the items given in support of the efforts of farmers in Sokoto State.