Ogun flags off 20,000 tonnes fertilizer sales to boost farming
ABEOKUTA-The Ogun State Government under the aegis of the Federal Government Presidential Fertilizer Initiatives, has flagged off the sales of 20,000 tonnes of fertilizers at a subsidized prize of N5,500 to farmers.
The NPK 20-10-10 Golden fertilizer is said to be available across the state's warehouses in Asero, Ilaro, Ikene and Ijebu-Ode where it is sold to farmers at the subsidized prize.
Speaking at one of the warehouses in Asero, the Commissioner for Agriculture in Ogun State, Adepeju Adebajo, lauded the efforts of the state government toward supporting agricultural development in the state.
She noted that the state is first in South West to implement the fertilizer initiative sales, adding that the Governor is working towards protecting the interest of small scale and average farmers to get a profitable harvest.
"Ogun state has signed up to receiving 20,000 tonnes of fertilizers and we are here to launch the sales. This was the vision of the presidency under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to sell fertilizers to farmers at a subsidized prize. It is a laudable idea by the Federal and the Ogun state Governments has subscribed to it.
"Ogun state is the first in the South West to launch the sales and it is to be sold for N5,500. The fertilizers are available at warehouses at Asero, Ilaro,Ikene and we are sure that our farmers are buying quality product at the right price" she said.
Similarly, she added that payments are expected to be made at the bank, while the farmers would take the tellers to any warehouse were they would be given the fertilizer.
However, the Representative of the Chairman of farmers in Asero, Tanimola Sunday, expressed gratitude to the governor for the projects .