FG distributes rice seedling, inputs to Ebonyi farmers

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“This is the first time any government is doing something like this to farmers freely.”

The Federal Government on Wednesday distributed 150 bags of improved rice seedlings and other inputs to farmers in Ebonyi State

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono, said the gesture was intended to boost wet season rice farming in the state.

According to him, the programme is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The minister, represented by a director in the ministry, Khalima Babangida, said the items were freely distributed to farmers to boost rice production.

Mrs Babangida, was represented by another senior official of the ministry, Augustine Okezie.

Mr Nanono commended the Ebonyi State Government for providing safe environment for farmers and urged the beneficiaries to utilise the items to enhance rice production.

SOURCE - Premiumtimes