Farmers in Sokoto State are to benefit from a fertilizer subsidy regime put in place by the Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
Under the scheme farmers in the state are now to pay just 30% of the cost fertilizer to enable them produce a good yield in the for 2016 cropping season.
Governor Tambuwal says his government has procured Urea, NPK and SSP brands of fertilizer for the scheme.
This means that Urea brand, bought by the government at N6,859, will be sold to farmers at the price of N2,300; NPK, which was procured at the cost N6,400, will be sold at the rate of N2,200 while SSP, also bought at the rate of N6,400, will be sold to our farmers at the rate of N2,100.
The state government says it has also procured 19,620 bags of rice seeds of 50kg size to be distributed to rice farmers for the 2016 wet and dry season farming.