Agric ministry hands over 10km-road to Jigawa govt
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has handed over the construction of a 10-km rural road project to Jigawa State government to facilitate the transportation of farm produce by farmers as part of efforts to support food production.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony of the projects to communities, the Director and Projects Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Jigawa State Office, Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim Anka, said the project was executed to support rural farmers to get access to market.
He explained that the project was executed at various location, which resulted in linking thousands of farmers with market for easy transportation of goods and services.
Ibrahim Anka added that beside the roads projects, the ministry had also executed eight solar electrification and water projects to provide basic amenities that would enhance the social life of the rural farmers.
The director maintained that the provision of basic amenities, such as clean water, electricity, good roads and classrooms would make rural farmers to stay in their communities to farm and equally curtail rural-urban migration.