FG earmarks N600m to boost Irrigation, farming in Katsina
The Federal Government has earmarked about N600 million in 2016 budget to boost water supply and irrigation farming at Zobe Dam in Katsina State.
Kurfi, a member of House of Representatives from Dutsin-ma/Kurfi Federal Consistency, stated this during an interview with newsmen to mark the All Progressives Congress' (APC) one year in office in Katsina.
Kurfi said contract for the supply of water from the Zobe Dam to communities of Dutsin – ma and Kurfi would soon be awarded.
The lawmaker said about N300 million out of the amount had been set aside for irrigation at the dam to boost food production.
Kurfi said that the dam would be used for irrigation farming to generate income for unemployed youth from his constituency.
He said the Federal Government would also established two power sub-stations in Dutsin-ma and Kurfi Local Government Areas to boost electricity supply to the two areas.
Kurfi promised to continue to attract Federal Projects to his constituency to improve the living standard of the people.
The lawmaker disclosed that he was working to launch poverty alleviation programme as part of the move to assist youth from the two councils to become self employed.
“W have planned to distribute empowerment items and cash to our youth from Dutsin – ma and Kurfi Council Areas in an effort to minimise unemployment problem” he said.
Kurfi further said his consistency office had introduced scholarship programme to encourage youth to further their studies, especially in universities and other tertiary institutions.