Edo opens sales of fertilizer to farmers
Edo State government has disclosed that its fertiliser company-Edo State Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited (ESFCCL), Auchi, has produced enough fertilizer to serve its farmers and neighbouring states for the 2018-planting season.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture,Forestry and Food Security Programme, Prince Joe Okogie, the state said the plant, in partnership with WACOT Limited, is currently selling NPK fertilizer to farmers, calling on more farmers to patronise its products.
According to Okogie; “We are delighted to announce to farmers that the Edo Fertilizer Plant in Auchi is not just up and running, but that its storehouse is filled with fertilizer ready for sale. So, we are calling on farmers, who are in need of fertilizer to head down to the plant in Auchi to make purchases.”
Okojie said aside selling to farmers; the plant will also supply fertilizer to the various agricultural initiatives in the state.“We have maintained a steady narrative on our quest to drive socio-economic growth through agricultural development. This is to ensure that we tap from the inherent job creating opportunities in agriculture to engage youths and attain food security. So, for the fertilizer plant in Auchi, some farmers are already visiting the facility to make purchases and we are glad that the revamp of that plant has been a success story till date,” he said.