State procures 110,000 metric tons of fertilizer for farmers

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Aminu Masari, Katsina State governor

The Katsina State Government said it had purchased 110, 000 metric tons of fertilizer for distribution to farmers during the 2017 planting season.

Dr Abba Abdullahi, the Special Adviser to Gov. Masari on Agriculture disclosed this on Friday in Katsina during a press briefing.

He said that 60,000 metric tons were purchased by the government through the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative, while the remaining 50,000 metric tons were procured directly by the state government.

Abdullahi said that the fertilizers would be sold to farmers at the subsidised rate of between N5,500 and N5,000.

He said the fertilizer comprised of NPK 15-10-10 which is the most suitable for soils in the Northern parts of the country according to a soil survey conducted.

‘’Since Katsina State was created, we used to distribute 23,000 metric tons of the commodity, now…

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