BY Marok Nuhu Haruna
The Nasarawa state house of assembly has passed a resolution urging
the state government to ensure early and timely distribution of
fertilizers and others farm inputs at affordable rate to farmers in
order to boost food production in the state.
Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the speaker of the House made the
call on Friday after Mr Abubakar Kana, the chairman, house committee
on agriculture, raised the issue under the matters of public
importance during the house proceedings in Lafia.
Balarabe-Abdullahi commended Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura for his
efforts in the agricultural sector which had impacted positively on
the lives of farmers in the state and called for more concerted
efforts in that direction.
He said that timely distribution of fertilizers at affordable rate to
farmers in the state would not only boost food production but would
also fight hunger, poverty as well as boost the revenue base of the
state and the country at large.
“Agriculture does not only provide food, fights poverty, hunger,
unemployment but it also improves on the revenue base of the country,
improves on the standard of living as well as the socio-economic
development of the country.
“It is in view of this that we are passing a resolution urging the
state government to double its efforts in the procurement of
fertilizers and other farming inputs to farmers at affordable rate so
as to have hope of bumper harvest in the 2017 and beyond,”he said. ELANZANEWS