Not less than 2,040 Katsina farmers are ready for the next farming season, with an intention to reduce Nigeria’s food insecurity.

Their readiness is as a result of the governor of Katsina’s assistance, preparing them ahead of the next farming season. 


Governor Dikko Umaru Radda empowered the Katsina farmers with farming implements to boost food production in 2024.


Part of what the Katsina farmers also got is a training on how to engage in productive farming in the dry season.

Radda provided fertilisers, seedlings, and other types of equipment that boost mechanised farming and mass food production.


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Reviving Agriculture For Food Stability

He said the gesture was to rejuvenate agriculture and enhance food security.

The Governor stated this during the official launching of the first phase of the Dry Season Agricultural Initiative Programme at the Gwaigwaye irrigation site in Dikke ward, Funtua Local Government Area.

According to him, the initiative, aimed at empowering 2,040 farmers across the state’s 34 Local Government Areas, provides free dry season inputs.


Governor Radda highlighted his administration’s commitment to agricultural development, recognising farming as a crucial driver of economic growth.

He emphasised the programme’s potential to reduce poverty, create jobs, and boost the state’s revenue generation drive.


Also, the Governor announced the upcoming training sessions and the deployment of extension officers to guide farmers for optimal results.

Farmers Empowerment Not Partisan

He called on all Local Government Council chairmen to replicate the programme, stressing its non-partisan nature.

Furthermore, the state Commissioner of Agriculture, Professor Ahmed Bakori, in his remarks, said the 2,040 farmers will receive support with improved seeds, fertilizer, and pesticide chemicals.

Bakori said the state government had invested in irrigation infrastructure, including 204 tube wells and solar-powered water pumping machines at various sites.

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The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Professor Badamasi Charanci, hinted that the initiative fulfilled Governor Radda’s campaign promise.

He said 60 farmers from each Local Government Area would benefit in the first phase, with plans for the second phase’s launch next week.


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