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Bauchi begins sale of subsidised farm inputs

By Joke Falaju (Abuja), Rauf Oyewole (Bauchi) and Ahmadu Baba Idris (Birnin Kebbi)
02 July 2021   |   2:59 am
Bauchi State Government has launched the sale of 2021 farming season inputs to farmers to boost food production in the state.

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Rain may cause plane crashes, bridges collapse, says NEMA
• Kebbi prays for abundant rainfall, security

Bauchi State Government has launched the sale of 2021 farming season inputs to farmers to boost food production in the state.

Governor Bala Mohammed, who was in Soro, Ganjuwa Local Council, to flag off the official sale of subsidised fertilisers, herbicides and seedlings, told the farmers that the government procured 100 truckloads of fertiliser at N120 million to ease their pain.

He added that one bag of NPK15:15:15, which cost the government N9,500 would be sold for N9,000.

Blaming past governments of the state for not paying attention to agriculture, he said: “They were interested in accessing loans that were not judiciously used to turn around the agriculture sector. This loan includes Commercial Agriculture and Credit Scheme (CACS), of about N8 billion.”

WITH the current volume of rainfall, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned that the country may witness plane crashes, bridges collapse and another flood-related disaster.

The agency also said the above-normal rainfall could lead to the erosion of roads and bridges, which would hinder the movement of people, goods and services across the country.

The Director-General of NEMA, Ahmed Habib, disclosed this in Abuja at the presentation of disaster risk management implications of the 2021 seasonal climate prediction and annual flood outlook.

He said: “Squall lines, thunderstorm, wind shear, microburst and flash floods can affect runways, thereby disrupting landing and take-off of aircraft.”

PEOPLE of Kebbi State have prayed against the persistent killing of innocent souls and for abundant rainfall in the state.

Gwandu Emirate organised the prayer, which was attended by Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu, to seek God’s intervention.

Bagudu, accompanied by his Special Adviser on Power, Yusuf Rashid, joined the week-long prayer session at the Emir’s palace mosque in Birnin Kebbi, yesterday.

The governor, along with the Chief Imam of Gwandu, Imam Ahmad Rufai; the Chairman of Tsangaya Islamiyya Schools, Imam Muhammad Jabbo; and Chief Imam of Wala Mosque, Imam Ahmad Wala, took turns to offer prayers after reciting the verses of the Holy Quran.