By Yunusa Abdullahi
Adamawa state Government has earmarked the sum of Two Hundred and Eighty -Three Million Naira as soft -Loan to dry season farmers in Adamawa state. Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla stated this during the Flagg-off for the sells of fertilizer for the year2015/2016 dry season farming held at Adamawa Agricultural Merchanisation Authority (AADP) Yola town.
The Governor announced that government has subsidised the price of the fertilizer to 3,750 Per bag and urged farmers to taken advantage of the commodity in order to improve bumper harvest in the state. He also called on the farmers to make good use of the fertilizer for the purpose intended.
In his address at the occasion, The Honourable Commissioner ministry of Agriculture Dr Waziri Haruna Ahmadu explained that the government has procured enough fertilizer to cater for the dry season farming. He pointed out that the present administration is fully aware of the roles that agricultural played in state economy and people lives.
The Agriculture Commissioner also said that government planned to address long standing issues on Agriculture such as Merchanisation, Timely availability of imputs,efficient utilization of extension services, Guaranteed market for Agricultural products etc. He further explained that the part of the procured fertilizer being sold is to enable farmers metigate the negative impact on Agricultural out put in the areas affected by insurgency in the state.
In a good will message, the state Chairman of farmers associations in Adamawa Mr Abbo Njiddere thanked Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for his commitment in addressing most of the problems being faced by rural farmers and assured that they will use the commodity as intended.