Vice President Namadi Sambo on Saturday in Bauchi said the Federal Government would patronise the 50,000-tonne capacity Bauchi State Fertiliser Blending Plant.
The vice president made the pledge at the inauguration of a newly-installed granulator at the plant, stressing that “government will patronise the plant to ensure its sustainability.’’
He said the patronage would be through the involvement of the plant in Federal Government’s Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES), aimed at transforming the agriculture sector.
Sambo said that under GES, registered farmers were being provided with fertiliser at 50 per cent discount.
He commended the Bauchi State Government for establishing the plant, saying the initiative would assist in making fertiliser accessible and affordable to rural farmers in the state and beyond.
He expressed optimism that the plant would serve the purpose for which it was established.
The vice president urged other states to emulate the initiative, adding that it would assist in meeting the high demand for fertiliser in the country.
The vice president was conducted round the plant by Gov. Isa Yuguda.
The governor commended the Federal Government for its support to the state.