Gombe: Governor Yahaya takes delivery of over 100 trucks

…set to revamp agricultural sector

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Gombe State Government has concluded plans for the flag-off of sales and distribution of fertilizers for farmers in the state for this year’s cropping season.

The flag-off ceremony is slated for Saturday, 29th June, 2019.

Recall that the Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya had constituted a Task Force under the chairmanship of the Programme Manager, Gombe State Agricultural Development Programme, Laban Binus to ensure proper, timely and orderly distribution of the fertilizers to farmers across the eleven Local Government Areas of the State at Government approved price.

Already the government has taken delivery of over 100 trucks, equivalent to 60,000 bags and more are still coming, following directives by Governor Inuwa Yahaya for immediate procurement and sales/distribution of fertilizers to farmers.

Under the arrangement, each Local Government is to get an allocation of at least 10 trucks in the first instance for its farmers, Ismaila Uba Misilli, Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to Gombe State Governor stated in a statement made available to Citywide Multimedia.

The gesture was part of the Governor’s determination to revamp the Agricultural sector in the state in line with his campaign promise and commitment to the good people of the state.