Taraba vows to accord agriculture its rightful place
Taraba state governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku yesterday reiterated his administration’s readiness to accord agriculture its rightful place by giving the much needed support to all farmers.
Ishaku who made this known at the flag off ceremony for the sale of fertilizers and distribution of sesame seeds and other farm inputs to farmers which took place at the Jolly Nyame stadium in Jalingo, said relevant strategies to put smiles on the faces of farmers have been mapped out by his administration. Optimistic that farmers in the state would soon start smiling to the back, the green house which was recently constructed by the governor, “have started producing high quality vegetables.”
To further promote cocoa production, the state government, according to him has acquired site in Takum local government to establish cocoa grading center. Among the farm inputs made available to farmers as observed by The Guardian include rice thrashers, which he said enable the state to join the committee of states and countries exporting rice.
Stressing his readiness to encourage massive production of rice in the state, the supplied farm implements, the governor directed “must reach the targeted farmers,” adding that “ any attempts to divert them “would not be handled with kid gloves.
Calling on the farmers to make judicious use of the implements, farmers caught selling the items, as made known by him, would be prosecuted. Thirty metric tones of fertilizers and four thousand sesame seeds were distributed to the farmers at subsidized rates.
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