Senator Distributes Fertilizer, Pumping Machines To Kwara Farmers

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Production Services and Rural Development, Senator Saliu Mustapha has flagged off the distribution of 3,500 bags of 50kg fertilizer to smallholder farmers across the four local government areas of Kwara Central Senatorial District which he represents at the Senate.
The lawmaker said the gesture was the first phase of a broader strategy to ensure sustainable agricultural practices in the district.
Beneficiaries of the lawmaker’s largesse cut across members of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), individuals, and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who are into farming.
Mustapha assured, during the distribution of the farming inputs at the playing ground of Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority in Ilorin, that more farmers will benefit from the scheme in the nearest future.
He said the scheme tagged: “Empowering Kwara Central Farmers: Unlocking self- sufficiency in food production,” is aimed at supporting agricultural productivity and improve crop yields for local farmers.
“The impact of climate change and over cultivation of farm land has negatively affected the quality of the soil for farming. This has resulted in lower yield of crop produce.
“It is important to emphasise that I personally purchased the 3,500 bags of fertilizer distributed today to empower our farmers and improve their yield,” he said.
Mustapha noted that the distribution of such a significant quantity of fertilizer demonstrates a substantial investment in the agricultural sector, reflecting a commitment to enhancing food security and supporting the livelihood of farmers to boost food production in the state.
The Kwara lawmaker used the opportunity to reel out his achievements in office in the last one year as a legislator to include facilitating the reconstruction of one kilometer asphaltic road opposite Al-Hikmah University leading to Oke-Foma link road in Ilorin West local government area.
He added that solar-powered motorised boreholes and street lights were also installed across the four local government areas of the senatorial district to complement the state government’s effort in ensuring that the people have access to safe water.





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