Umar Akilu Majeri
The Jigawa state government has got 4.5 tons of assorted seeds ready to be distributed to 810 farmers selected from five local governments participating in the ATASP program out of ten thousand farmers selected by the federal government across the 13 selected states of the federation.
This was disclosed by the coordinator ATASP in charge of Kano and Jigawa Malam Auwalu Ado Shehu at the flag-off of distribution of Agricultural seeds support palliative to COVID-19 pandemic in Jigawa state held at Harda.
Among the local government that benefited include Gwaram, Miga, Auyo Kafin Hausa, Malam Madori, and Gumel local Government areas of the State.
He, therefore, called on the Jigawa State farmers especially the benefited farmers to note that there is a serious challenge not only in the state but in the country he, therefore, charged farmers to observed all the protocols from the health authorities, such as hand washing and use of sanitizer as well maintaining social distancing to be able to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
He also urged the farmers to use the seed given to them judiciously to attain food sufficiency during these trying times of COVID -9 pandemic.
While speaking at the occasion the director at the ministry of Agriculture Alhaji Bashir Muazu Majia who represented the commissioner said the state government is committed to the development of agriculture in the state.
He added that the state is also committed to prompt payment of yearly counterpart funding to the ATASP project.
He also called on the farmers to use the support given to them for the intended purpose to achieve the objective of the program.