BY ISRAEL BULUS, KAFANCHAN
Member representing Zango/Jaba Federal Constituency, Hon Amos Gwamna Magaji, has dlagged off the distribution of 2400 bags of Fertilizer to Local farmers to help combat food insecurity in the region as the World is still battling with the covid-19 pandemic.
The Federal lawmaker, from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), while flaging off the exercise on Thursday said the gesture was in line with his philosophy of eradicating poverty, hunger in the zone.
According to him, unless there is a genuine measures taken fast to provide fertilizer for local farmers, there will be no for d security.
” My constituency is an agrarian region, hence the need to put on my best to support my people with fertilizers.
The Federal lawmaker further advised residents in the area to be farming in group considering the insecurity that has hindered them access to their farm lands.
” Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has cripple the economy there is need for our people to embrace agriculture more serious as a source of livelyhood.
He disclosed that plans are already underway to provide local farmers with irrigation equipments to engage in dry season farming.
He called on the government to ensure that fertilizers are sold at a subsidized rate to farmers which will demonstrate her determination in uplifting the standard of living of the people in the State.
District Head of Madakiya, Dr David Kantiok, commended the federal lawmaker for his forsight in providing fertilizer, saying the gesture would help curb the unsumountable challenges that is bedeviling the agricultural sector.
Elanza News reports that the distribution will cut across the 21 Wards that madeup his Constituency.