Birnin Kebbi Local Government Council of Kebbi State has procured 2,500 additional water-pumping machines worth N7.5 million for distribution to farmers in the area.

Chairman of the council, Alhaji Musa Dan-Illela, disclosed this in an interview with the Newman in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.BDan-Illela explained that the machines would be distributed to registered farmers in electoral wards in the area.

According to him, the Agriculture Department of the council has been mandated to ensure equitable distribution to beneficiaries.

He said the machines would be distributed to farmers on soft loan to be repaid in two years; the measure would encourage commercial production of wheat, rice and vegetables.

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