The Executive Governor of Taraba State, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku, has officially flagged off the distribution and sale of fertiliser and other agro inputs for the 2021 farming season.
The ceremony that took place on Monday at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo had in attendance, the Governor, Deputy Governor, Engr Haruna Manu, royal fathers, other government functionaries and dignitaries.
Speaking during the flag-off, Ishaku stated that the gesture was made in a bid to provide an enabling environment for farmers, considering that farmers make up to 65 percent of the state’s population.
He said: “This administration deems it necessary to focus on agriculture as the mainstream of the economy and major source of income. This is not just to boost agricultural activities in the state but also to create wealth and improve the livelihood of Tarabans.”
Ishaku also noted that his administration has achieved significantly in agriculture and has aided farmers with the necessary farm inputs during the farming seasons.
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