The Kebbi Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (KARDA) said on Wednesday that 65,000 dry season farmers would benefit from the Federal Government’s Gross Enhancement Scheme (GES) in the state.
The Director of the agency, Alhaji Abubakar Lolo, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi.
Lolo said that 13,000 farmers had registered for the scheme so far.
He said each farmer would get three bags of assorted fertiliser, adding that the commodity would be distributed at the 23 designated redemption centres.
Lolo said 10 suppliers and 23 agro-dealers were contracted to supply the commodity to the redemption centres for distribution to farmers.
He called on the farmers to be patient as efforts had been taken to ensure availability of the commodity in the state. (NAN)