FG distributes inputs to 150 rice farmers in Sokoto

The Federal Government says it completed the distribution certified seeds and inputs to 150 rice farmers in State to cushion the effects COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Faruq-Na’abu, a Representative the Ministry Agriculture and Rural Development in the state, made this known to the News Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Sokoto.

Faruq-Na’abu said the gesture done, in collaboration with the Japan International Agency (JICA), was to part the inputs donated to 1,500 farmers across 10 states in the country.

He said each the farmers got 50kg certified rice seedlings and other inputs for a hectare farmland.

According to him, other items include four bags NPK fertilizer, two bags Urea fertiliser, one litre soil amender, four litres of pesticide and five litres of pre-planting and post-emergence herbicides.

He added that the support was in line with Federal Government’s commitment towards enhancing agricultural development for security and job creation.

Faruk-Na’abu urged benefiting farmers to make judicious use the inputs as well as support their farming communities. (NAN)