From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Ministry of Agriculture has warned farmers in the 20 local government areas of the State against purchasing fake and substandard farming products and farming implements that will hinder the growth of their crops.
General Manager Bauchi State Agricultural Company BASAC Alhaji Ibrahim Yushau Isah stated this while answering questions from newsmen in Bauchi, He said such substandard products will harm their crops and affects farming production.
He said Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir in his desire to makes agriculture a driven economy in the state has taken appropriate measures to ensure food security in the State, by providing all the necessary support that help the ministry to make available all that farmers needed in the state.
Ibrahim said the state commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture Pharmacy Sama’ila Burga procured Chemicals , organic fertilizers, herbicides and verities of seeds which were stored in BASAC stored in the 20 local government areas to the state.
He said they provided the seeds nearest to farmers at the grass roots so that they can access it without any difficulty at a subsidized rates.
General Manager said presently there are 15,000 kilograms of different seeds like Maize we have three verities, beans, rice soya beans, sorghum, millet and all that is needed by farmers as part of effort to get bumoer harvest in the state.
He advised farmers to visit the nearest offices of BASAC and contact agricultural experts for advise and to acquire the materials at a subsidized rates.