Bauchi State Government is set to sign a pact with leading fertiliser and agro-allied company, Notore Chemical Industries Plc to provide subsidised inputs to farmers across the state.
State Governor, Bala Mohammed stated that the agreement would ensure farmers reap bountifully from the government’s agricultural policy.
According to him, the inputs will be provided by Notore at affordable prices, in 20 local government areas of the state.
Bala also noted that the agreement will see to the timely provision of extension services to the farmers.
He added that the development would improve farmers’ knowledge on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
This announcement came on the heels of the commissioning of a water project in Kangare Community, Bauchi Local Government Area.
The 40,000 litre solar-powered integrated water project was donated to the community, courtesy of Notore Chemicals.
Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Notore, Mr. Onajite Okoloko noted that the aim of the project was to improve access of the farming community, to potable water.
He said, “As an active member of the Kangere farming community, Notore noted the shortage of potable drinking water as one of the major social challenges facing the community.
“Consequently, we decided to construct a 40,000 litre capacity solar-powered water project to support the state government’s visible efforts at ameliorating the living conditions of the good people of Bauchi.”
The MD/CEO who was represented by the company’s Head of Government Affairs, Mr. Yakubu Abdurrahman, noted that the firm was set to champion agricultural revolution in Bauchi, and Nigeria at large.
He noted that the company has recruited its own extension officers, for this cause.
“To drive home our aim of championing Africa’s green revolution, through increased farm yields, Notore has recruited over 3,600 world-class extension service professionals to work hand-in-hand with farmers in almost all the 774 Local Government Areas in the country, teaching them best farming practices,” he said.
Governor Bala, on the other hand, reiterated his willingness to partner with the company for the great good of the state.
Both parties, he noted, had similar objectives of wealth creation through better farming practices.
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