Niger State Govt to support small farmers in the state for greater productivity

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Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, says his administration will do its best to fully support small farmers in the State to enhance their productivity in the best interest of Nigerlites and Nigeria as a whole. 

A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary(CPS) Mary Noel-Berge, said Gov. Sani Bello stated this when he spoke at a summit currently going on in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The governor, who described the programme as laudable and timely considering the current recession that has negatively affected so many aspects of governance, said going forward, it might be difficult for governors to run their expenditures if they do not have alternative sources of revenues adding that an initiative such as this is key.

Gov. Sani Bello while , acknowledging the need to support small farmers with tools and finances, so as to increase productivity and ensure food security as well as sufficiency, also noted that this will go a long way in curbing insecurity in some parts of the country especially the Northern region that have being battling with security challenges.

He added that making provision for small scale farmers in the budget will go a long way in making it easier when there is cash to back it up emphasizing that the programme is very important in all aspects and believe that most of his colleagues will key in to it.

The summit is on Innovative and Strengthening of Small Farmers Capabilities Towards Productive Land Restoration Amid COVID-19 in Nigeria.

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