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NEDC Donates Farm Inputs To 4,200 Bauchi Farmers

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North East Development Commission (NEDC) through ‘LOBITO Group For Asiwaju' has donated farm inputs and implements to 4,200 farmers across 20 local government areas of Bauchi State to boost food security in the state.

A representative of the commission, Sulaiman Aliyu, stated this at the flag-off of the distribution of the farm inputs in Katagum local government area.

He said the distribution of the items was in line with President Bola Tinubu administration's efforts at boosting food production to achieve food security in the country.

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Aliyu said the commission was collaborating with the LOBITO group and other stakeholders to support the farmers directly in order to boost dry season farming and rainy season farming.

The items donated include,3-inch water pump, liquid fertilizer, and agrochemicals to improve seeds of maize and rice.

On his part, LOBITO coordinator in Bauchi, Malam Usman Darazo, said the items would be distributed through the LOBITO structures and stakeholders to 4,200 farmers across the state.

Darazo further said the gesture was mainly for grassroots farmers across three senatorial districts of the state, urging the beneficiaries to utilise the items judiciously.

The coordinator lauded the commission for the gesture, saying that the inputs and implements would impact positively on farming and towards tackling food security.

The state chairman of LOBITO Group, Alhaji Abdullahi Idris Lanzai, said the aim is to support farmers to get bumper harvest.

While commending the LOBITO national chairman, Alhaji Yau Darazo for championing the cause of farmers in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Lanzai said the present administration under Ahmed Bola Tinubu is committed to achieving food security.

Earlier, the contact person of Tafawa Balewa local government area, Dr Yusuf Magalam, promised to support the present administration of Bola Ahmad Tinibu to achieve the Renewed Hope Agenda.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke thanked the donors for the gesture and pledged to use it to boost their farming operation.

 


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