Jigawa Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources, Alhaji Nasidi Ali, on Thursday said the state government had earmarked more than N800 million for the execution of rural water projects.
Ali made the disclosure in his Sallah message to the people of the state in Hadejia.
He said that the government had initiated various projects to upgrade water reticulation in major towns and rehabilitate small water schemes in rural communities.
Ali explained that the projects were designed to end shortages, enhance access to portable drinking water and healthcare delivery as well as improve socio-economic wellbeing of the people.
The commissioner restated the government’s commitment to transforming agriculture and encouraging sustainable development in the sector.
“The state government’s effort is geared toward achieving sustainable development in agriculture through implementation of various programmes,” he said.
Ali added that the government had adopted practical measures to encourage cash crop and livestock production and develop agricultural processing and farmers’ skills.
The commissioner urged the people to support government’s policies and programmes for sustainable development of the state.

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