On Saturday, Governor Dauda Lawal flagged off the distribution of agricultural assets and farm inputs to farmers of the Zamfara West.
The flag-off ceremony in Gummi LGA was part of Nigeria’s COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme under the FADAMA III project.
A statement by the spokesperson of the Governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, noted that Governor Lawal launched the distribution of agricultural assets and the construction of a befitting modern Tsangaya School in Gummi LGA.
According to him, the state government approved constructing a modern Tsangaya Islamic School in each of the three senatorial zones to improve the quality of education in Zamfara.
The programme in Gummi LGA aims to provide essential input support and services to the Zamfara West senatorial zone farmers.
Delivering his speech at the flag-off, Governor Lawal said the project is dedicated to constructing and rehabilitating access roads in rural communities.
“My government will ensure the rehabilitation and construction of wet markets for safe and efficient functioning.
“Our main objective is to improve farmers’ productivity by providing them with essential inputs such as fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides, high-quality seeds, and seed dressing chemicals.
“For the upcoming dry season, we have allocated 33,000 bags of fertiliser – comprising 22,000 bags of NPK and 11,000 bags of Urea. This is in addition to over 700 power tillers and seeds for the production of rice and maize, which will be distributed to 19,000 farmers. Seven hundred thirty-five groups of ten farmers each will be empowered with Power Tillers, while 2,550 individuals will also receive small ruminant animals for empowerment.”
During the inauguration of the Tsangaya Islamic School project, Governor Lawal assured the people of Zamfara West senatorial zone that the school would meet high-quality standards.