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The government distributes agricultural inputs to 1,000 farmers in Lagos and Nasarawa.

The Federal Government announced on Friday the distribution of agricultural inputs to 1,000 farmers in Lagos and Nasarawa states to boost food production in the regions.

This initiative is in line with ongoing efforts to ensure the availability of staple foods for Nigerians, and it will assist farmers across the country to maximise crop cultivation for improved yields and production.

The farm inputs were distributed by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), an agency of the Federal Government. Accredited beneficiaries of the empowerment programme received a NALDA-branded bag containing maize and bean seeds, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, and fertilisers.

“Each pack, if properly planted and adequately maintained until harvest, can yield up to six tonnes of produce for each farmer,” NALDA stated in a statement issued in Abuja.

The inputs were distributed with consideration for each state’s area of agricultural specialisation, while the biometrics of beneficiaries were captured on their farms to establish a comprehensive database of farmers and ensure that only genuine farmers benefit.

The agency stated, “In Lagos State, 500 beneficiaries from the Lagos East Senatorial District, consisting of Epe, Ibeju/Lekki, Ikorodu, Agbowa, Imota, and others, received the empowerment package.”

The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Paul Ikone, represented by the agency’s Director of Information, Communications, and Technology, Mr. Chima Onuha, said the initiative was in line with President Bola Tinubu’s agenda for agricultural development and food security.

A beneficiary, Owolabi Odulaja, expressed appreciation to NALDA for the gesture, stating that it would go a long way in tackling poverty. “This initiative will help the people address poverty. We thank President Tinubu and NALDA for this excellent support during this challenging economic period,” he stated.

For Nasarawa State, the agency stated that “500 farmers drawn from across the state benefited from the distribution exercise, which took place at the Emir’s palace in Lafia, the state capital.”

Speaking during the distribution exercise, the Emir of Lafia and Chairman of the Nasarawa Council of Chiefs, Justice Sidi Muhammed (Rtd), commended the Federal Government for the initiative.

He said the gesture would significantly boost the state’s economy while urging the beneficiaries to take advantage of the opportunity.

“If the Federal Government is saying that we are giving you this free without you dipping into your pockets to do it, then people must take advantage of it,” Muhammed stated.


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