By Aliyu Yusuf, Zaria
The Natioanal Agricultural Seed Council, (NASC) is poised to presecute any organisation or individual envolved in seed adultration , the Regional Director National Agricultural Seed Council [NASC] North West Zone, has stated .
Ubandoma Hudu mohammed ,regional Director Nigeria Agricultural Seed Council,North west zone stated on monday during the occasion of farmers field-day held at kaninhaki Village of Faskari Local Government, Katsina State
He observed that,the farmers field-day is a collaborations between Seed Development Association of Nigeria and Maize farmers association, MAAN and National Agricultural Seed council NASC, to showcase the accessibility of improve seed to grass-root farmers.
According to him, the Federal ministry of Agriculture has inaugurates commettee to monitor any individual or organisation found mixing seed with grains would attract 1 million fine or 2year prison terms
He said their Council is doing it best to ensure that grass-root farmers get access to improve seed to boost agriculture.
He maintained that the era of seed adulteration by some seed providers is no longer in-place as the seed regulatory body in the country NASC is determine to contain the menace.
He urged grass-root farmers to plant quality seed that would enhance productivity and improves income generation.
In his remarks the chairman maize farmers Association katsina state branch AlhajiK Bello Annur ,lauded government for taking a right steps towards ensuring farmers get access to high quality seed.
Annur, decried lack of adequate seeds available in the agricultural sector to cater for the needs of the farmers in this country.
He advise them to mobilise out growers that would work together and provides sufficient seeds to cater for the demands of the Nigerian farmers to enhance food production
He lauded government for reversing its decisions on importation of maize into this country, saying that it is a right step towards agricultural development.
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