The Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, has promised that his administration would do its best to make farming more attractive in the state.
Ishaku, who spoke through his commissioner for agriculture, Dr David Ishaya, said that his administration would provide necessary inputs to assist farmers during the rainy season.
He added that government has made concerted efforts to provide fertilisers to farmers for all-year-round agriculture for the production of assorted crops for consumption and export.
“As we speak, plans are ongoing to have an alternative means other than depending completely on oil,” he said.
He noted that already a master plan on how to ensure the availability of modern farming equipment at government-controlled price had been produced for implementation and assured the people of the three senatorial zones of the state that he would provide enabling environment for farmers to access farming tools. According to him, the present government would discourage the youths from migrating to urban centres in search of manual jobs by fully engaging them in modern farming tactics.
He informed that 15 metrics tonnes of fertiliser is expected to arrive the state to be distributed to farmers, stressing that government will put machineries in place to ensure that genuine farmer benefitted.