The Jigawa Government has procured 3,000 tonnes of assorted fertiliser worth N359 million for sale to farmers during this year’s cropping season.
Alhaji Babandi Gumel, the Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, disclosed this in Dutse on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the state executive council meeting.
Gumel said the fertiliser bought included NPK, Urea and organic fertiliser for farmers' use to increase agricultural production.
He explained that NPK and Urea would be sold to farmers at the cost of N2,500 per bag, while organic fertiliser would be sold at N1, 900 per bag.
The commissioner said the fertiliser would be sold to farmers at different locations across the state.
Gumel also announced the termination of the contract for the supply of fertiliser given to Allied Range and Fuldu Nigeria Ltd. for failure to supply fertiliser at the stipulated period of one month.
He said that the contract had been re-awarded to MBS and Merchants Nigeria Ltd.
The commissioner said that farmers, who registered with the Federal Government fertiliser supply scheme would not benefit from the state supply scheme to farmers. (NAN)