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Nigeria – Bauchi Govt Plans To Register 10000 Cotton Farmers In 2013

| January 18, 2013 More

Bauchi State Government says it will register 10,000 Cotton farmers this year as part of efforts to enhance cotton production in the state. The Deputy Governor, Sagir Saleh, made this known on Wednesday in Zabi town in Giade Local Government Area of the state while inaugurating the 2012 Cotton Buying Season and the commencement of the sale of cotton in the state.

“Mallam Isa Yuguda, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State has approved a Cotton Sector Development Programme and we are targeting about 10,000 farmers in the 20 Local governments of the state this year.

“To this end, all the Caretaker Committee Chairmen of the 20 Local Governments are directed to establish cotton desk Offices and liaise with this committee to ensure a hitch free registration of cotton farmers.

“Government shall organise the registered cotton farmers to form a cotton association and to have an elected leadership in each local government.”

He said the state government was considering ways of collaborating with the West African Cotton Company Ltd towards promoting the production, processing and marketing of the commodity as well as the establishment of a ginnery in the state.

“About 1,020 farmers were registered in 2012 cotton Farming Season, each registered farmers benefitted 20kg of seeds, five bags of fertilizer, 12 litres of insecticides N10, and 000 cash for operational cost,” Saleh said.

Source: Daily Times

Category: Bauchi State News

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