Kano Gov. Distribute Water Pumps to Farmers to Boost Irrigation Farming
The Kano State government says it has distributed 5,000 water pumps to farmers to boost irrigation farming in the state.
The Commissioner for Local Government, Murtala Sule-Garo, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Kano that the water pumps were distributed during the preceding dry season activities.
Sule-Garo said the state government also distributed motorcycles and utility vehicles to extension workers to enhance farmer support services in the 44 local government areas.
He also revealed that the state government in collaboration with the federal government, had also distributed fertiliser, seeds, chemicals and other inputs to the farmers, to encourage crop production for self-sufficiency, provide livelihoods and enhance wealth creation in the society.
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The commissioner added that the state government had spent more than N2 billion on the construction of ultra-modern skills acquisition centres to train youth and women on various trades, for self-reliance.
Sule-Garo also urged residents of the state to support government policies and programmes for a sustainable social and economic development of the state.
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