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    Gombe Flags-Off Sales and Distribution of Discounted Fertilizer for Wet Season Farming

    Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya CON, has flagged off the sales and distribution of subsidized fertilizer to farmers and cooperative societies across the 114 political wards in the state for the 2024 wet season as part of sustained efforts to boost agriculture in the state.

    Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya CON, has flagged off the sales and distribution of subsidized fertilizer to farmers and cooperative societies across the 114 political wards in the state for the 2024 wet season as part of sustained efforts to boost agriculture in the state.

    Addressing a gathering of farmers, agricultural stakeholders, government officials, and community leaders, Governor Inuwa Yahaya highlighted his administration’s continued commitment to supporting the agricultural sector in the state.

    The governor also disclosed the readiness of his administration to key into the federal government’s Renewed Hope Initiatives in the agricultural sector to ensure food security for the state and the nation.

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    He said that it was based on this that his administration, since its inception, has continued to maintain the tradition of distributing agricultural inputs and equipment at the early beginning of every farming season.

    “Over the past five years, our administration has consistently prioritized the agricultural sector, recognizing its vital role in the livelihood of our people and the overall economic development of our state.

    “Gombe State is predominantly agrarian, with about 85% of our population engaged in farming. Supporting and developing this sector is crucial to overcoming food security challenges and driving economic growth for the subregion and Nigeria at large.”

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    According to him, for the 2024 farming season, 50% of the total fertilizer in stock (2000 tons) will be sold directly to farmers, while the remaining 50% will be sold through cooperative societies, who will be given the option to repay the government through their harvests.

    Yahaya explained that the method of distribution will ensure equitable and fair access to fertilizer by all and sundry, thus guaranteeing an optimum price for farm produce and enhanced food security in Gombe State and Nigeria at large.

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