.……..Government distributes equipment to farmers’ cooperatives
Youth and women groups have been advised to engage themselves in agricultural production to fend for themselves and contribute to the development of society.
Speaking yesterday during the distribution of agricultural equipment cooperative groups at KARDA Headquarters in Birnin Kebbi, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said the equipment were procured by the government to support farming activities across the 225 wards. He promised to provide more of such facilities to boost mechanisation of agriculture for maximum yield, as well as provide platforms for engagement of youth and women groups in the agricultural value chain.
Highlights of the event included presentation of power tillers, rippers, thrashers and harvesters to youth and women groups.The event was graced by the Deputy Speaker, State House of Assembly, Muhammed Buhari Aliero; Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar; permanent secretaries and others.