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Kano farmers to get fertilizer at N5,500

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Kano State Government said its Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO) has procured enough fertiliser for sale to farmers in the state at N5,00 per bag this cropping season.

The state commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nasiru Gawuna, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Tuesday.

He said that agricultural stores located in all the 44 local government areas of the state had been renovated for the distribution of the commodity.

He said the stores would serve as depots as well as selling points and urged farmers wishing to purchase the commodity to visit the nearest agricultural stores in their areas.

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According to him, the state government will also distribute the commodity to all the 484 wards to reduce the hardship in accessing the commodity by local producers.

“The company produces the commodity at the cost of N4,750 per bag and the state government had directed that each bag be sold at N5,500 while other blending companies are selling from N7,500 and above,” he said.

He directed farmers to report anybody who sold the commodity above the government approved price of N5,500 to relevant government agencies for appropriate action.

According to him, anybody found selling the commodity above the approved price would be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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Mr Gawuna said the state government had released N500 million to KASCO which enabled it to produce quality and cheap fertilizer for farmers in the state.

“KASCO is producing quality fertilizer for farmers. The 20-10-10 NPK and Uria are the best products being produced as attested to by the farmers who used the two products,” Mr Gawuna said.

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