Alhaji Shamsu Faruk-Kalgo, Chairman of Kalgo Local Government Area, has flagged off the distribution of fertilizers and millet seeds to farmers in Kalgo, a move he said was to “ensure bumper harvest by farmers during the rainy season.”
The distribution took place at the Council Secretariat Saturday as leaders in the area, farmers and youths gather to get their share.
While sharing the items to farmers, Kalgo explained that “the purpose of the programme was to help local farmers to boost their farms production in the area.”
According to him, “this is a flag- off of the distribution of the 600 bags of fertiliser and 85 bags of millet seeds to our farmers in the council, especially the youth. The distribution is part of our agricultural programme aimed to assisting peasant farmers to boost agricultural production and actualise bumper harvest, especially in this coronavirus pandemic and insecurity in some parts of the country.
“Even though, the rainy season has started already but the variety of the fertiliser and seeds are such that can make lands fertile and germinate within shortest period of time, and they are meant for short-term period farming,” he said.
The chairman urged beneficiaries to use the fertilizers for the purpose it was meant in order to complement the Federal and State Governments’ agricultural drive of the country.
Kalgo also commended Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for encouraging the farmers, given them conducive environment to excel in the state.
Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, Malam Nura Atiku, commended the Faruk-Kalgo for the gesture, and sent appreciation to Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for his strides in agricultural development in the state