The Fadama Desk Officer in charge of Fadama III programme in Jigawa, Malam Umar Babaji said that it has distributed tube wells and water pumps to selected dry season farmers in Guri Local Government Area of the state, NaijaAgroNet reports.
Babaji, said this known while distributing the items to the farmers in Guri and stressed that 10 tube wells, 10 water pumps, fertilisers, seeds and work bulls were distributed to the farmers to enable them engage in irrigation activities.
NaijaAgroNet noted that the beneficiaries were selected from the Lafiya Fadama Community Association (FCA), while the gesture is to enhance agricultural activity of the farmers in the state.
However Babaji, did not disclose the details of the cost of the items, he explained that the inputs were given to the farmers under a soft loan revolving scheme in order to enhance their access to fertilisers and other inputs.
He called on the beneficiaries to ensure prompt repayment of the loan to enhance participation in the programme, while one of the beneficiaries Malam Ibrahim Hausawa pledged that they will put the items to effective use.
* Anthony Nwakaegho/GEE/NaijaAgroNet with additional reports from Nigerian Observer... Linking agrobiz, people & technology