The Plateau State Government, under the leadership of Governor Caleb Mutfwang, has procured 200 truckloads of fertilizer to be distributed among its residents as part of their relief efforts.
Governor Mutfwang announced this during a visit to inspect the delivered fertilizer at the 551 Nigeria Airforce Station in Jos, Plateau State, this past Monday.
He stated that the purpose of the fertilizer distribution is primarily to aid and subsidize farming, with the ultimate goal of boosting food security in Plateau State and across the country.
He assured that the state has a well-thought-out plan for effective distribution, ensuring the supplies reach those intending to use it for cultivating crops.
“We are glad to announce the delivery of over 200 trucks of fertilizer, which are being unloaded currently. Plans to distribute these supplies throughout the 17 local government areas in the state are in their final stages”, stated Governor Mutfwang.
He further emphasized that it’s crucial for the fertilizer to be used for farming and not for resale. The Governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to bolstering agricultural production in the state and lending support to farmers for the benefit of the citizens.
Honorable Sunday Abdu, the Executive Secretary of Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (PLASEMA), informed the governor that 170 truckloads of fertilizer have already been unloaded, with around 40 remaining trucks still in the process. The governor was joined at the inspection visit by the Commandant of the 551 Nigerian Airforce Station Jos.