By Emmanuel Hafiz
August 14, 2017

Kashim Shettima of Borno 696x391Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday, flagged off sales and distribution of 24 trucks of assorted bags of fertilizer to farmers at subsidized rate in Sourthern Borno Senatorial District.
The 24 trucks is the first consignment from the state government for this year’s cropping season, as the ceremony took place in Briyel, the Headquarters of Bayo Local Government Area.
Shettima, however, warned that anyone found diverting the products from farmers for selfish interest should be prepared to face full wrath of the law.
The ceremony took place at Secretariat Complex of Bayo Local Government Area, where beneficiaries described the gesture as timely.
The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Hon. Usman Mamman Durkwa said the State Government procured NPK fertilizer to be sold at subsidized rate of N3,500 per bag, instead of N8,000 in an open market.
He reiterated that Council Chairman or any official found frustrating the gesture either through diversion or conniving with marketers to sell the product at an exorbitant price more than the government fixed price, should not be spared from facing the law.
Durkwa said that the gesture would cover 9 Local Government Areas in Southern part, including relatively peaceful three Council Areas of Northern Borno Senatorial District.
He said the procurement and selling of the fertilizers at a highly subsidized rate demonstrated government determination for agricultural development to uplift standard of living of the people in the state.
He pointed out that Governor Shettima throughout the period under review of his stewardship, has invested about N40 billion in procurment of agricultural machineries towards mechanized farming, in addition provision of 20 metric tons of Super Sosat Millet Seeds, 10 metric tons of Sesame (Beniseeds), 28 metric tons of Faro 44 Rice Seeds and 8 metric tons of Groundnut seeds to farmers across the state.
Apart from these, Durkwa said government had also recieved donation of assorted improved seed varieties comprising of Cowpea, Maize, Rice, Sorghum from International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), which had since been distributed to farmers across the 27 Council Areas.
Responding, the Caretaker Chairman of Bayo, Hon. Maigari Abali thanked the state government for choosing Bayo to flag off this year fertilizer sales and distribution, which he described as timely.
He assured that the items will be sold and distributed at the government subsidized price judiciously to all people, irrespective of political considerations.
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Messages to Farmers

  • Apply fertilizer wisely to avoid wastageAttend trainings on fertilizer use and application
  • Early purchase of fertilizer saves money
  • Buy your fertilizers from the open market
  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN members
  • Store unused fertilizer away from children, fire, rain and entry of foreign material.
  • Form groups/associations to benefit from group/association dynamics
  • Allow your crops to fully mature to get quality and value
  • Report adulterated fertilizer to the appropriate authority

Upcoming Events

  • International Exhibition Organized by MINADER, Date: November 17-26, 2017,  Venue:Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Read more
  • 4th Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture, Date: November 28-30, 2017, Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa. Read more
  • 5th Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machineries, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition, Date: 08-11 December 2017, Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more
  • Developing Private Sector Agro-Input Markets – Designing and Implementing Targeted Subsidy Programs, Date: February 19 - 23 2018, Venue: Kampala, Uganda. Read more
  • Argus Africa Fertilizer 2018, Date: 26-28 February, 2018, Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more
  • Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture and Balanced Nutrition, Date: March 19 - 23 2018, Venue: Arusha, Tanzania. Read more

Mission

To provide a platform for the stakeholders in the public and private sectors of the fertilizer industry to develop effective public private partnerships in order to ensure timely supply of adequate quantity and quality fertilizers; and to promote professional, moral and ethical practices in the industry.

Vision

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