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Adamawa State Government Thursday flagged off the sale and distribution of  fertilizer across the state to farmers.

Speaking at the Flagg off, His Excellency Amadu Fintiri who is represented by the Hon.Commissioner for Agriculture, Professor David Finchiwa Jatau explained that an input of about five hundred million naira was procured while another sixty five trucks load of the farm inputs are being awaited.

He maintained that three different batches of the consignment are expected to flood the state soon.

His Excellency however, warned that anyone found selling the fertilizer in the market will not be treated with kit gloves.

Professor Finchiwa Jatau appealed to members of the public to report anyone selling the fertilizer in the market for necessary action.

He announced fifty percent discount of the sale of the fertilizer, translating to thirteen thousand nair per bag of twenty ten ten, NPK. 

In his submission, the Special Assistant to the governor on Agriculture, Doctor Sini Thakma expressed confidence that the distribution chain of the fertilizer cannot be compromised, given the strategic plan initiated on how to reach the small holder famers with the input. 

There were good will messages from Maize farmers Association of Nigeria, MAN, and President of NECAS, Alhaji, Sadiq Daware. 

Meanwhile, the Flagg off was preceded by Inauguration of the Governing Board members, College of Agriculture Ganye at the state Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture.

In his inaugural remark, Commissioner of Agriculture, Professor David Finchiwa Jatau charged board members to work hard towards repositioning the status of the college. 

He particularly challenged them to scale up effort at facilitating accreditation of the college.

The commissioner who applauded the professional  disposition of the Board Chairman, expressed confidence that the Iliyasu Audu led team will deliver on its mandate.

Responding in an interview, the Board Chairman, College of Agriculture Ganye, Professor Iliyasu Audu pledged to justify the confidence reposed in him and his team.

He expressed commitment to fast-tracking accreditation of the some of the courses in the college.

Similarly, Professor Audu who identified the two major problems of non accreditation and lack of funding pointed out that they will set the ball rolling to tackle the challenges

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