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September 21st, 2015 / News Diary, Nigeria

thumb.aspx B4FA Fellow Abdallah el-Kurebe reports: Considering the importance of agricultural value-chain, governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State confirmed that his administration would continue with a fertiliser subsidy to farmers across the state. According to the governor, this was aimed at boosting food production, as well as increasing farmers’ purchasing power, resulting in improved farm yields in the state. Tambuwal who spoke at an informal meeting with members of commodity associations in Sokoto, said that the ultimate goal was to stimulate economic growth and ensure poverty reduction among rural people. See more