Al-Makura distributes 3000 bags of fertiliser to farmers

Al-Makura distributes 3000 bags of fertiliser to farmers

By Sunday John, Lafia.

 

Sen. Umaru Al-Makura (APC-Nasarawa South) has distributed 3,000 bags of fertiliser to farmers across the five local government areas of his senatorial district.

 

The local government areas (LGAs) of the senatorial district are Lafia, Obi, Awe, Doma and Keana.

 

Speaking at the distribution ceremony on Monday in Lafia, Al-Makura said that each of the LGAs would get 600 bags.

 

 

The senator, who is a former governor of the state, also distributed 150 cartons of herbicide and pesticide to assist the farmers in the senatorial district.

 

“Each LGA would get 30 cartons of herbicide and pesticide.

 

“Truckloads of the fertiliser and other inputs would be transported to the headquarters of the LGAs for onward distribution to the beneficiaries,” he said.

 

Al-Makura said that the items were donated to all beneficiaries to ensure bumper harvest and achieve food security in the state.

 

He also said that the gesture was to complement the efforts of the federal and state governments to diversify the economy.

 

The senator promised to continue to ensure that he touched the lives of his constituents positively.

 

Al-Makura also pledged that he would continue to sponsor quality bills that would help in addressing the challenges facing the country.

 

Inaugurating the distribution of the farm inputs to the beneficiaries, Nasarawa State’s Deputy Gov. Emmanuel Akabe expressed gratitude to the senator for complementing the efforts of the government.

 

Akabe, who is currently the acting governor, called on other representatives and public-spirited individuals to support the development efforts of the state and the country at large.

 

He appealed to the beneficiaries to utilise the inputs to better their conditions and advised them not sell the inputs.

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