Sokoto State Governor, Honourable Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said his government will engage farmers in massive dry season farming in order to address food shortage.
As part of measures to actualise the plan, the state government said it will distribute assorted fertilizers and other farm implements fro dry season farming so as to encourage them to engage in irrigation farming.
A statement issued by his spokesman, Imam Imam in Sokoto on Saturday said that Tambuwal disclosed this when he received the members of some farmers’ groups who visited him.
According to the governor, “the state government will in this direction purchase assorted fertilizers and sell same to farmers at highly subsidized prices.
“We will also buy other agricultural inputs and implements that will be distributed to our farmers. The state government will also sustain its gesture of buying improved seeds and seedlings, pesticides and herbicides, among others,” he promised.
Tambuwal further explained that his administration will sink adequate tube-wells for the farmers, construct more earth dams and water silos to conserve water for the farmers.
“This proactive action is aimed at supplementing for these huge losses to avert food shortages this year and beyond,’’ he added.

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