The Ogun State government has confirmed the availability of 20,000 tonnes of fertiliser at 5,500 Naira per bag, to farmers across the state to ensure a hitch free 2017 planting season.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Adepeju Adebajo, mentioned this during a meeting with World Bank officials and private stakeholders in Abeokuta.
Similarly, Abia State Government has also commenced distribution of over 200,000 bags of fertiliser to farmers in the state. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Uzo Azubuike, while speaking with newsmen, said the fertilisers would be sold to every farmer who wants to buy and at the rate of N6,000 per bag.
He informed that there would be no allocation of fertilisers to farmers as the farmers would be able to get as much as they needed and on first come, first served basis.
He further added that the ministry was entrenching efforts to encourage youth involvement in various value chains of agriculture, one of which was mushroom farming.
“The mushroom production is our own creation. We have brought experts, who have established a mushroom farm on the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture in Umuahia”, he asserted.