By Amaechi Agbo
No fewer than five million farmers across the country have registered for the Federal government’s fertiliser subsidy.
The minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono who disclosed this on Monday in Abuja stated that fertiliser subsidy is part of several intervention programmes geared towards supporting the smallholder farmers most especially those affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic, Flood, EndSARS and the earlier cessation of rainfall in the country.
Mr Nanono stated this in his opening address at a one-day consultative meeting of relevant stakeholders on the restructuring of Presidential Fertiliser Initiative, PFI for sustainability held at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja.
He said the Federal Government is not relenting in its efforts to create reliable and sustainable channel of getting fertilizers to the teeming smallholders farmers of the country.
The minister added that “So far about 5 million farmers and their farms have been registered with biometrics including farm GIS coordinates.