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Farmers in 11 states to get fertilizer at N4,500

Farmers in 11 states to get fertilizer at N4,500

Agriculture
As part of the COVID-19 palliative, about 50,000 farmers across 11 states will get two bags of fertilizer each at a subsidized rate of N4,500 against the current price of N8,000. The Federal Government in partnership with OCP Africa Fertilizer Limited unveiled the distribution of the subsidized NPK fertilizers for selected vulnerable farmers in Abia, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Sokoto, Bauchi, and Kwara states. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, said this at the Karshi Market, Abuja. He said the Federal Government’s partnership with OCP Africa is part of the President’s determination to improve the local production of fertilizer in Nigeria, to enhance productivity and household incomes of the targe...