Monarch suggests early distribution of fertiliser
The Emir of Wamba in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Lawal Musa-Nagogo, has suggested early distribution of fertiliser and inputs to farmers to boost food production in the country.
Musa-Nagogo made the suggestion on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen in his palace in Wamba, Wamba Local Government Area of the state.
He said that early distribution of the commodity and other farm inputs to farmers by the government would assist farming and increase food production.
According to him, we are now in June and farmers have yet to get fertiliser and seedlings.
“We are all aware that there is fertiliser in the markets but the commodity is expensive for ordinary farmers.
“It is only well-to-do individuals that can buy the fertiliser in the open market.
“I am appealing to the government to please provide fertiliser at the right time to farmers.
“If you ask me the right time for the government to distribute fertiliser, I will tell you that it should be between February and March.
“This is the most ideal period for fertiliser to be distributed to farmers so as to boost food production.
“If you give farmers fertiliser in June, it may be for somebody who wants to plant rice or certain crops,” Musa-Nagogo said.
The royal father said that no society could survive without agriculture.
According to him, agriculture is the major source of livelihood of many families, many nations and its importance cannot be overemphasised,’’ the monarch said.