Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has procured a total of 30, 215 metric tonnes of fertiliser for distribution to farmers at a subsidised rate.
The governor who launched the sale of fertiliser in Kachia local government, warned that fertiliser must be sold only at publicly-designated selling points to interested farmers, adding that “every farmer in Kaduna, whether big or small will have equal opportunity to buy at first-come, first-serve basis.”
According to the governor, farmers will pay only 60 per cent of the cost of the four types of fertiliser that have been made available for sale.
Thus, he said the NPK will sell for N3,750; Urea for N3,600 while SSP and Organic will retail for N2,940 only, warning that “no farmer should pay a kobo more than these prices this year to anyone in Kaduna State.”
“This government recognises the current contribution of agriculture to keeping many of our people employed and fed. But the contributions that agriculture currently makes is as nothing compared to its potentials.