Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar Tuesday flagged off sales of fertilizer for 2016 cropping season in Sokoto State.
A statement from the spokesman of the Governor, Imam Imam, quoted the Governor as saying the state government has subsidized the cost of the commodity by 70 percent to enable farmers enhance production.
He said the government has procured Urea, NPK and SSP brands of fertlizer.
“This year, Urea brand, bought by the government at N6,859, will be sold to farmers at the price of N2,300; NPK, which was procured at the cost N6,400, will be sold at the rate of N2,200 while SSP, also bought at the rate of N6,400, will be sold to our farmers at the rate of N2,100,” the Governor said.
According to him, government has also procured 19,620 bags of rice seeds of 50kg size to be distributed to rice farmers for the 2016 wet and dry season farming.