Niger Farmers To Present NIN, Voter Cards For Fertiliser Subsidy

Niger State government has commenced 2024 sales of fertiliser at 50 percent discount to achieve agricultural revolution agenda, even as farmers are to present their voter card or NIN before benefitting from the subsidy.

The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Mathew Ahmed, said the sales of 50kg of NPK and UREA fertilisers commenced yesterday and will continue from 9 a.m. to 2 pm daily.

He said the sales would take place at designated Farm Centres across the state’s three geopolitical zones, including Minna Farm Centre Tunga, Bida ADP office Lemu Road, and Kontagora ADP office.
Ahmed said the farmers should note that a farmer can only purchase a maximum of two bags, which allows a targeted 4,500 beneficiaries from each zone in the state.

He said the fertiliser will be sold at N21,500 per bag, regardless of the type, adding that “Interested farmers are advised to come along with either a voter’s card or NIN for possible identification.”

“We plead with our hard-working farmers to utilise the agro-input in their respective farms. Any farmer caught selling the agro-input will be sanctioned and will not benefit from subsequent interventions,” he declared.

He the state Extension Agents (EAs) will go round to inspect, monitor and supervise the utilisation of the agro-input across the senatorial zones.

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