750 farmers in Bauchi receive training on irrigation farming — APC chieftain
No fewer than 750 farmers in Bauchi Federal Constituency recently received training in irrigation farming, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ado Danladi-Maigoro, has said.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Bauchi, Danladi-Maigoro said that the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, sponsored the farmers from three local governments in the constituency.
Danladi-Maigoro, the immediate past chairman of Dass Local Government Council, said that the farmers were selected from Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Local Government areas.
He said that the farmers were trained at the College of Horticulture, Dadin-Kowa, in Gombe State in dry season farming and other related irrigation agricultural techniques.
Danladi-Maigoro said that the farmers would be assisted with farm inputs and other equipment to enable them to embrace dry season farming.
He said that the speaker also appointed 20 people in Dass Local Government as legislative aides wit a view to empowering them.
The former council chairman further said that some of Dogara’s associates constructed a block of two classrooms and office accommodation each in 10 primary schools within the council area.
Danladi-Maigoro also disclosed that the speaker had embarked on the construction of three Primary Health Care Centres in the area as well as the drilling of seven solar propelled boreholes.
According to him, two of the solar propelled boreholes have been completed while the remaining five were at various stages of completion.
The APC chieftain said that Dogara also influenced the award of contract for the construction of 60kms road traversing Tudun Wuis, Wandi, Baraza, Buru, Zundu-Lucshi, Baza, Dot down to Dass.
“Dogara has awarded scholarships to students in the area who have gained admission in institutions of higher learning in the country.”
He commended Dogara for positively impacting the lives of members of his constituency.