Dry season farming: Katsina govt to spend N1.8bn on Sulma dam expansion



 The Katsina is to  spend N1.8 billion on the expansion and modification the Sulma Earth Dam Kafur Local , as part measures to enhance dry season farming the .

Dr Abba Abdalla, the  Special Adviser to Gov. Aminu on Agriculture and Natural Resources,  made known while speaking to newsmen Kafur local .”The Sulma Dam project has great potentials boosting production and enhancing other socio–economic activities.”

The   government had also constructed a solar dryer, used drying and preservation of crops such as tomatoes, onions and peppers,” he said.He said that the government would continue to create market for the farm produce  during dry season to encourage farmers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state assembly in 2019,  approved the rehabilitation and expansion of  the Sulma Dam in Kafur LGA, with the construction of access roads.NAN also reports that the proposed project will also involve the construction of a two No. 40kw capacity hydropower plant, turbines, transformers, installation of two 33kv transmission lines, generators and other ancillary facilities. (NAN)