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Kwara Govt provides free inputs for 4,000 farmers

Four thousand farmers have been earmarked to benefit from Kwara State Government free agriculture incentives to ensure food security in the state.

At the officials flag off of the distribution of the inputs, the state Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi said the incentives would be distributed across the sixteen local government areas in the state.

”The aim of the programme is to enable farmers engage in all year round farming at ease”, he stated.

Mr Alabi said the state government has procured fifteen tractors and provided bulldozers to clear more land for farmers to expand their businesses.

He urged the beneficiaries of the inputs to use the incentives for the right purpose.

Also, Kwara State Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mallam Abdullateef Gidado- Alakawa said the support was targeted at small scale farmers to enable them grow their businesses.

On behalf of the beneficiaries, the acting Coordinator, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, Kwara State Chapter, Mallam Mohammed Salihu ,expressed confidence that the initiative will boost agricultural production and ensure food security in the state.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu