1. 140 fish farmers, made up of mostly women and pensioners, supported with grants and starter-packs of tanks, fish feeds and fish seeds. N19,000,000 expended on their training
2. 9 Grazing reserves approved and developed to enhance meat and milk production, and to end farmers’/herdsmen clashes
3. Conduct of baseline survey to capture irrigable land, farmers date, farmers groups and clusters for easy planning and investment promotion
4. 300 Sokoto indigenes trained by Henan University of Technology via a partnership with the Umaru Ali Shinkafi (state) Polytechnic, Sokoto on grain/food security
5. 981,000kg of rice seeds procured and distributed to farmers free of charge at the cost of N294,490,000
6. 6,000 bags of 100kg of wheat seed procured and distributed to farmers free of charge at the cost of N161,700,000
7. Promotion of private sector drive outgrower programme with Dangote Rice at Goronyo and Middle Rima Valley
8. 1000 farmers engaged for the 2017 dry season farming with 500 hectres committed to the project as a pilot scheme
9. 15,000 units of water pumping machine were procured and sold to farmers at subsidized rate of N10,000 per unit
10.15,000 tube wells drilled across 23 LGAs for use by farmers
11.In 2016, 600 trucks of fertilizer were procured at the cost of N2.4 billion and sold to farmers at subsidized rate for the 2016 wet season farming
12.15,000 mt of fertilizer procured under the Federal Government’s fertilizer programme
13.Resuscitation of Kware Irrigation Scheme abandoned for nearly 90 years
14.4,000 farmers to benefit from the reconstruction of Wurno Dam to be executed in collaboration with the World Bank. N1.2 billion has already been released by state government as counterpart fund
15.15,000 litres of pesticide procured for the control of both field and domestic pests
16.Establishment of Sokoto State Agricultural Data Base.
17.65,000 farmers with 125,000 hectres of land captured in the first phase of the state agric data initiative
18.482,386 farmers benefitted from the state’s collaboration with IFAD/CBARDP
19. The IFAD partnership created 27,166 jobs, provided 875km of access roads and provided 3000 water points for the use of humans and livestock across the state
20. From 2016 to 2017, land use for upland and lowland areas increased from 3200 hectres to 6000 hectres.
21. 12,065 farmers, facilitators and rural women have been trained in collaboration with World Bank’s Fadama III scheme.
22.So far, 15,885 business plans for both wet and dry season farming for 2017 has been approved, with an area covering 13,801 hecres across 180 production clusters
23. N598,000,000 released as counterpart funding to sustain the Fadama III programme for the year 2016 and 2017
24. N35,956,575 released for feasibility study/design and purchase of survey equipment for the new 500 hectres solar-powered irrigation scheme at Muza
25. N1,690,000,000 expended in the purchase of 1000units of hand tiller machines for farmers in the state
26. Government signed letter of intent for an agricultural cooperation with the Henan Province of China to construct an agricultural science and technology demonstration park.
MINING, COMMERCE, INDUSTRIES AND INVESTMENT PROMOTION
1. N2,000,000,000 set aside by the Sokoto State Government and the bank of Industry (BoI) as intervention fund for the development of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the state
2. N3,300,000,000 Investment attracted to Sokoto State in 2016 through the Niger Delta Power Holding Company for the expansion of critical infrastructure in the power sector
3. N250,000,000 new organic fertilizer plant constructed in the state in partnership with IML Nigeria Ltd
4. The new factory will produce 15,000mt of organic fertilizer annually and provide employment direct and indirect job opportunities to 20,000 people. It is expected to come on stream in December 2017
5. Resuscitation of Sokoto Investment Company Limited with the appointment of a new management team
6. Under a PPP arrangement with Hijrah Ltd, a new Textile Factory is now under construction at Kalambaina. Work has reached 80 percent completion
7. Establishment of Leather Industrial Cluster in Sokoto with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
8. Resuscitation of the Technology Incubation Centre. So far, access roads, 300kva transformer, borehole with overhead tank and utility vehicle has been provided to the centre
9. Partnership agreement entered into with Turkish investors to revive the moribund Sokoto Furniture Company
10. Government had earlier paid N1.5 billion to AMCON to clear the company’s debt and retake possession
11. Establishment of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) through Sokoto Mining Company to facilitate the State Government’s participation in the mining sector.
12. Takeover of Federal Ministry of Mines and Solid Minerals’ Mineral Buying Centre in Sokoto State to ensure quality control, value addition, beneficiation and generation of IGR
13. Off-taker Agreement with Dangote Fertiliser to facilitate exploration and exploitation of phosphate in the State
14. Collaboration with the Raw Materials Research and Development Council of Nigeria (RMRDC)
15. Promoting the establishment of Kware Cement Factory at Kware under PPP arrangement with Brewtech of Germany and Saboo of India
16. Recruitment of 60 geoscientists and supporting staff for the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development to strengthening human capacity