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Nigeria: Bauchi Spends N5 Billion to Procure Fertilizer in Six Years

| July 9, 2013 More

Bauchi โ€” The Bauchi state government has spent over N5 billion on the procurement of fertilizer and chemicals from 2007 till date. The state Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Tasi’u Mohammed stated this at a press briefing held inBauchi.

He said from 2007 to 2011, the government expended N3billion on fertilizer and chemicals while from 2011 till date, over N2billion was spent. He added that the e-wallet fertilizer sale to farmers has been launched at a discounted rate under the GES Programme recently.

Alhaji Tasiu said 6,000 metric tones of fertilizer and 5,000 metric tones of UREA will be distributed to farmers this year at a subsidized rate. According to him, about 146 trucks of NPK and UREA will be distributed to farmers in all the 20 local government areas of the state which will be divided as 92 trucks of NPK and 54 trucks of UREA.

He also revealed that the government has awarded the supply and installation of Tiny Oil Mills contract in all the 20 LGAs at the cost of N160million.

The commissioner revealed that 10 MF375E tractors were purchased at the cost of N73million at the open market while 23 tractors were purchased under pilot tractor loan scheme at the cost of N72.1million.

Category: Bauchi State News

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