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5,000 farmers register for 2020 farming season in Bauchi

By Rukayat Akanbi

5,000 farmers register for 2020 farming season in Bauchi<br><br>Not less than 5,000 farmers have registered for the 2020 farming season in Bauchi State. The Governor, Bala Mohammed made this known while launching the distribution of the OCP Africa Covid-19 Palliative support project and sale of subsidised fertilizer on Saturday.

Mohammed also said that not less than N653million has been approved for the State Agriculture Supply Company for surplus fertilizer and other farming season input for year 2020. He warned the Agency to judiciously utilise the fund, saying he would not accept any act of corruption or leakage.

He said: “Government had approved the sum of N653million fund to the Bauchi State Agriculture Supply Company. We have also purchased organic fertilizer worth N99million to support farmers to increase their outputs. “Government had equally purchase grains worth N150million as part of strategic grain reserve programme while the Bauchi Silo Complex has been effectively renovated to stand firm for storage.”

Mohammed added that his administration has restored the collaboration with OCP Africa in Morocco to develop the Agricultural sector. He announced that not less than 5,000 farmers in the State have registered for the 2020 farming season while each of them according to the Governor will receive two bags of NPK –fertilizers totaling 10,000 bags at subsidised rate.

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