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NEDC, group donate farm inputs to 4,200 Bauchi farmers 

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NEDC, group donate farm inputs to 4,200 Bauchi farmers 

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) through the LOBITO Group For Asiwaju has donated farm inputs to 4,200 farmers across twenty local government areas of Bauchi State.

Mr Sulaiman Aliyu, representative of the Commission, stated at the inauguration of the distribution of the farm inputs on Sunday in Katagum that the gesture would boost food security.

He said the distribution of the items was in line with President Bola Tinubu administration’s efforts to boost food production and achieve food security in the country.

Aliyu said the commission was collaborating with the LOBITO group and other stakeholders to support the farmers directly, in order to boost dry season farming and rainy season farming.

The items donated include a 3-inch water pump, liquid fertilizer, and agrochemicals, improved seeds of maize and rice.

Similarly, the LOBITO coordinator in Bauchi, Mr Usman Darazo, said the items would be distributed through the LOBITO structures  and stakeholders to 4,200 farmers across the state.

Darazo further said the gesture was mainly for grassroots farmers across three senatorial districts of the state through the group respectively, urging the beneficiaries to utilise the items judiciously.

The Coordinator lauded the commission for the gesture, saying that the inputs and implements would impact positively on farming and as well as tackling food security.

The state chairman of LOBITO Group Alhaji Abdullahi Idris Lanzai said the aim is to support farmers to get bumper harvest.

While commending the LOBITO National Chairman Alhaji Yau Darazo for championing the course of farmers in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Lanzai said the present administration under Ahmed Bola Tinibu is committed to achieve the federal government food security programme.

Earlier speaking, contact persons of Tafawa Balewa local government, Dr Yusuf Magalam, promised to support the present administration of Bola Ahmad Tinibu to achieve his Renewed Hope Agenda.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke; Aliko Musa Umar and Nbami Masoyi, thanked the donors for the gesture and pledged to use the inputs to boost their farming operation.

Another beneficiary, Malam Saidu Yana, from Shira Local government said the gesture has come at the right time as farmers have commenced farm clearing.

He said the gesture shows that the Bola Tinubu led administration is battle ready to address the food crisis in the country.

He assured that the beneficiaries would make good use of the inputs to produce more foods for the Nigerian population.

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