Food Security: Zamfara Governor Launches Distribution Of Agricultural Assets In B/Magaji, Zurmi And K/Namoda LGAs

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On Sunday, Governor Dauda Lawal launched the distribution of agricultural assets and vital farm inputs to farmers in Birnin Magaji, Zurmi, and Kauran Namoda local government areas of Zamfara state.

The ceremony marked the continuation of the distribution of agricultural assets under the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus program in Zamfara State as part of FADAMA III.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said over 80% of Zamfara’s population is involved in some form of agriculture.

He added that under the stimulus package, over 100,000 farmers across the 14 Local Government Areas would be empowered with essential farming equipment and seeds over the coming four years.

In line with his commitment to ensuring food security across Zamfara, Governor Dauda Lawal distributed vital agricultural assets to farmers in Birnin Magaji, Zurmi, and Kauran Namoda local government areas.

During the Flagg off in Birnin Magaji LGA, Governor Lawal reiterated that his administration aims to raise awareness about the stimulus package being rolled out in selected local government areas across the state’s three senatorial zones. “The goal is to encourage beneficiaries to use the stimulus wisely, achieving the set objectives. This stimulus will significantly boost the productivity of farmers in Birnin Magaji LGA.

“Other important projects of my administration in Birnin Magaji LGA include the ongoing total renovation and furnishing of GSS Birnin Magaji, the construction of a road from Gidan Bita-Maikosa Mallankara-Dandogo-Gamo-Naniya-Kukoki Kwacho- Birnin Magaji road, the construction of Dakitakwas- Birnin Magaji road, and a host of other projects, Insha’Allah.”

In Zurmi LGA, the governor urged the beneficiaries of the stimulus package to use the opportunity wisely, enhance their production, and improve their standard of living.

“Apart from the distribution of farm inputs, Zurmi Local Government will benefit from several projects under the 2024 budget. These projects include the ongoing renovation and furnishing/equipping of GGDSS Zurmi, the general renovation of General Hospital Zurmi, the construction of the Zurmi-Rukudawa Road, the renovation of the magistrate court, and a host of other projects, Insha’Allah.

“I would like to use this opportunity to call on all the people of Zurmi Local Government Area to extend maximum support and cooperation to the Community Protection Guards (Askarawan Zamfara) to secure our communities.

While flagging off the distribution in Kauran Namoda LGA, Governor Dauda Lawal reiterated that under his stewardship as your governor, Zamfara State will witness a renaissance in agricultural production and other sectors of our economy.

“With the recent inauguration of the Askarawa, in addition to the numerous other measures we have implemented to improve the security situation across the state, I hope that farmers who have been unable to access their farms due to threats from bandits can now do so.

“Other projects of my government in Kauran Namoda LGA include the ongoing renovation and furnishing and equipping of General Hospital Kaura Namoda, the construction of buildings for the College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Kaura Namoda, the construction of a Zonal Youth Centre and the completion of a Remand Home, the construction of the Zonal Education Office, the construction of Women Continued Education Centre, Kaura Namoda, construction of additional structures at the General Hospital, construction of Emirs Palace, and a host of other projects, Insha’Allah.”

Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor
February 04, 2024


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