Bauchi State Government said it has made available the sum of N300 million aimed at ensuring a sustainable fertiliser supply chain for farmers in the state.
The fund was released to the Bauchi State Agricultural Supply Company (BASAC) in a bid to eliminate all impediments to the supply of fertilisers to peasant farmers across the state.
BASAC was established in 1981 by the state government as a revolving scheme on fertiliser blending and distribution.
State Commissioner of Agriculture and Rural Development, Samaila Adamu Burga made this known recently during a 5- day training workshop for staff of the BASAC organised in collaboration with Namus Agro – Consult Nigeria Limited, in Bauchi.
Burga noted that BASAC’s mandate was to ensure that the farmers have access to quality farm inputs and boost productivity.
He said “Over the years, the company has done well as can be seen in the produce of our farmers yearly.
“In order to ensure that the farmers got fertilizer without hitches, the government has released the sum of N300 million to BASAC as a revolving scheme to procure the commodity from the blending company, sell it to the farmers and go for another round of supply, with that, there will be no break in supply of the commodity,” Burga added.
The commissioner, therefore, urged participants to pay rapt attention to the training to be able to serve the people better adding that “effective service delivery will attract patronage from the farmers”
On his part, the General Manager, BASAC, Engr. Ibrahim Yushau Isah Duguri, lauded the state government for the support given to the company to improve agricultural production in the state.
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