Gombe Govt. assures farmers of prompt supply of farm inputs


 Alhaji Dahiru Buba-Biri, former Commissioner for Agriculture in Gombe State and a commissioner nominee for the second term, has assured farmers in the state of prompt supply of farm inputs.
Buba-Biri gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen shortly after he was screened by the state House of Assembly in Gombe on Wednesday.
According to him, government is planning to supply farmers’ with farm inputs on time and at subsidised rate to boost food production in the state.
“Even if farmers do not have money, they can get their inputs on time like in March and April,” he said.
He explained that this would enable farmers to prepare well for the season and actualise government’s plans to encourage youth to embrace agricultural activities and be self-employed.
``If lands are available we intend to provide youth with inputs and whatever they require to produce rice and wheat.
``We would particularly provide them with soft loans from the Microfinance Banks in the state, so that they would have access to cash to work,” he said
According to him, at the end of the season government will also buy the produce as payment for the loan given to them.
Buba-Biri said that this would assist the beneficiaries and the government to boost its revenue generation.
He added that government would come up with some programmes to boost agriculture and move the sector forward. 

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