Jigawa State set to cultivate 150,000 hectares of wheat 2025

Jigawa Governor, Alhaji Umar Namadi has announced plans of the state, to cultivate 150,000 hectares of wheat next season farming, saying the “only way to move people out of poverty is through the development of agriculture”.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant Media to the Governor, Hajiya Zainab Rabo Ringim, and made available to Journalists, on Wednesday, in Kano.

She disclosed that Governor Namadi expressed his determination to improve food security in the state and the county in general.

According to the statement, Governor Namadi who spoke in Dutse when he received an audience, Africa Development Bank delegation, also hinted a plan to expand the programme to other crops for the betterment of citizens in 2025.

It be recalled that Jigawa state was allocated 40,000 hectares of land for wheat farming under the initiative to enhance food security in Nigeria where over 10,000 farmers are supported with agricultural inputs for effective farming.

The statement said the Jigawa state governor thumbed up for President Tinubu for initiating various agricultural intervention programmes since the inception of his administration.

She further disclosed that her boss commended “the initiative of feed the African initiative established by the African Development bank, assuring that government will monitor all the inputs interventions to ensure adequate use for the attainment of greater jigawa.”

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Dr Martings Fregnen said the visit is aimed at intimating the governor on the activities of the bank to agree on the areas of continued collaboration.

Dr Fregnen, the National agricultural development scheme will be supported in the Areas of Irrigated land, demonstration to the farmers, Financing, and providing opportunities for the Young people for the development of the region.

Other key stakeholders appreciate the support and commitment of Jigawa state government and assured willingness to maintain the cordial relationship between the two parties.

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