The Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the disbursement of about 114,315 fertiliser and other agric inputs including specialized seedlings of Cashew, Soya beans, Sesame and agrochemicals to farmers and flood victims in the state.
The donations were delivered to the state by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq alongside the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono and the DG, National Emergency Management Agency, AVM Ahmed (rtd).
The Ministers subsequently spot-checked the disbursement of two months’ Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to 62,129 indigenes of the state who are beneficiaries of the scheme.
Governor Bello who received the delegation in his office lauded the president’s effort towards economic diversification through his administration’s investment in agriculture.
He noted that it was the peasant farmers that required government assistance in the area of agricultural inputs and the state would ensure the proper disbursement of the donation.
The governor commended the president for his agricultural revolution, noting that Kogi is taking after his giant strides in agriculture.
The governor stated such intervention by Mr President was meant for the peasants farmers and not the bourgeoise farm owners,noting that the donation will boost food production in the rural communities. The governor said the donation by the Federal Government will spur his administration to do more in the annual distribution of farm input and agro-allied subsidy to farmers.
He assured the federal government of strict distribution of items to the farmers in the state.
The delegation commended the governor for his efforts in the state and urged him to ensure smooth distribution of the items.