The governor of Plateau State, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, announced that the state has obtained more than 200 trucks of fertiliser for distribution to its residents as a last resort.
This was said by Governor Mutfwang on Monday during a fertiliser inspection at the 551 Nigeria Air Force Station in Jos, Plateau State.
The fundamental goal of giving the fertiliser, he emphasised, is to assist and subsidise agriculture with the overall objective of guaranteeing food security inside the state and throughout Nigeria.
In order to ensure that the fertiliser is delivered to the intended recipients for use in agriculture, Governor Mutfwang reaffirmed that a well-organized distribution strategy is in the works.
“We are happy to announce that the additional 200 fertiliser trucks we bought are currently being unloaded. We will immediately begin the distribution procedure across all 17 local government districts once we have finalised the logistics for it.
The Governor emphasised the significance of making sure that the fertiliser is utilised for actual farming rather than being sold again. In order to help the populace, he emphasised that the government is committed to increasing food production on the Plateau and fostering agriculture.
He reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to improve the state’s agricultural profitability for its residents.
According to Hon. Sunday Abdu, the executive secretary of PLASEMA, more than 170 trucks of fertiliser have been uploaded and an additional 40 trucks are awaiting processing.
The Commandant of the 551 Nigerian Airforce Station Jos accompanied the Governor on the inspection visit.