Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The House of Representatives member for Darazo/Ganjuwa federal constituency in Bauchi state, Hon. Mansur Soro has flagged off the distribution of 2,565 bags of 50kg fertiliser and 300 spraying machines to dry season farmers in his constituency free of charge.
The lawmaker who stated this in a press statement he made available to newsmen yesterday, explained that the ceremony took place when he visited Bula irrigation farming fields in Gabarin, Darazo Local Government Area.
“I used the opportunity to fully interact with the farmers in order to identify challenges they are facing and inspected some of their products ready for evacuation to market”, he said.
Soro further said as part his response to part of the farmers’ challenges, he also provided eight brand new pumping machines valued at about N1 million to address the major difficulty confronting them while drawing water using crude method of calabash and rope.
According to him, since coming on board as a representative in 2019, he had continued to facilitate for rainy season farmers, an average of 2,000 bags of free fertiliser annually.
“For the first time, yesterday we had taken a deliberate steps to empower dry season farmers with free inputs”, the rep member said.
He called on the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the inputs to increase food output in the constituency and Bauchi State as a whole.
Soro pledged to remain committed to sustaining multi-sectoral interventions in agriculture, education and health sectors of the economy for the betterment of his constituency.