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Farmers excited as pro-Saraki group donates fertilizers to farmers in 7 states

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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A political support group, Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation, has disclosed that the recent distribution of fertilizers in seven North-western states has excited low-income farmers.

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Recall that the group had distributed fertilizers to thousands of low-income farmers in Kano, Katsina Kaduna, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto and Zamfara states courtesy of President of the 8th Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Issuing a statement on Friday, the National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado-Kazaure, National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said the gesture would continue in order to deepen the philanthropic gesture and disposition of Mr Saraki.

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“Needless to re-emphasise that we are doing this to show who our mentor is. He is selfless and a pan-Nigerian and when we believe that when he take up a higher national assignment again, agriculture is one area he will prioritise for the betterment and food security of the nation.

“The low-income farmers were very happy with our little support because these are ordinary things the government ought to have done for them in this rainy season but they are not forthcoming. Now we have done it to demonstrate what Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki stands for.

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“It is on record that as governor of Kwara State, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki midwifed an innovative agricultural revolution through his Back-To-Farm project and the birth of the Shonga Farms initiative to promote job creation, improve productivity and enhance food security.

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“This shows that when he take up another higher national assignment again, Nigerians will feel his humane and caring attributes in governance,” he said.

The statement quoted one of the beneficiaries, Musa Yawale, as praising Mr Saraki for being a beacon of hope for the masses in his native Kwara State and beyond.

Mr Faringado, therefore, added that the group will continue to undertake advocacy campaings and humanitarian gestures toward engendering good governance and ameliorating the sufferings of the less-privileged respectively as exemplified by Saraki.

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