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120,000 rice farmers to receive GES fertilizer in Kano

Vanguard - February 03, 2015

No fewer than 120, 000 rice farmers in Kano State are to receive subsidised fertiliser for irrigation from the Federal Government under the Growth Enhancement Scheme, GES.
Alhaji Garba Bichi, the Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, made this known yesterday in Kano in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
Bichi said the distribution of the assorted fertilisers and seeds had commenced in 48 designated redemption centres across the 44 local government areas of the state.
According to him, each farmer will have two bags of NPK and a bag of Urea fertilizer, as well as 25kg of rice seed at the subsidized rate of N9,000.
“The distribution will commence today (Monday) at all the redemption centres in the state on receipt of short message service alert on their handsets”, he said.




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