FG, Kebbi, Collaborate on Irrigation Farming Initiatives
By Grace Samuel
Governor Nasiru Idris of Kebbi State has revealed a significant collaboration between the state and the Federal Government to bolster agricultural activities, particularly in the domain of irrigation farming.
The announcement took place during the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign for the bye-election in Yauri/Shanga/Naski federal constituency, held in Shanga Local Government Area recently.
According to governor Idris, in collaboration with the Federal Government, plans are underway to provide farmers with free petroleum for irrigation purposes, aiming to enhance agricultural productivity throughout the state.
This initiative stems from discussions with Sen. Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu, the former governor and current Minister of Economic Planning, reflecting a joint effort to boost farming activities.
Highlighting further commitments, Governor Idris announced the distribution of 12,000 solar-powered water pumps to farmers, with 6,000 already in use.
Additionally, the state government plans to acquire 20,000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered water pumps as a complementary measure, ensuring broader benefits for farmers in Kebbi State.
Emphasizing the importance of hard work in farming activities, Governor Idris underscored the state’s commitment to maintaining its position as a leader in food production, contributing to national food security.
Addressing the upcoming bye-election, Governor Idris urged residents of the Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski federal constituency to actively participate and vote for the APC candidate, Alhaji Garba Umar-Uba.
The state’s APC Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kana-Zuru, officially introduced the candidate, after which the governor presented the party’s flag, marking the commencement of the campaign and introducing the candidate to the public.
This collaborative effort between the state and federal governments signals a commitment to advancing agricultural initiatives and ensuring the prosperity of farmers in Kebbi State.