Abba Kabir Yusuf vows to modernize Agriculture in Kano state

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By Mustapha Salisu

The Governor of Kano State Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has vowed to modernize agriculture in the state as a strategy for eradicating poverty and unemployment.

The Governor made the vow during his inauguration Address on the Occasion of his Swearing–In Ceremony today (Monday, May 29, 2023) at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.

In his words “We shall modernize agriculture and give it priority such that agri-business will be made one of the major drivers towards eradicating poverty and unemployment in our midst”

“Arrangements are in place to ensure that fertilizers and other inputs are made available to farmers at affordable rates”

“The Kano Agricultural Supply Company, KASCO, and the Kano Agricultural and Rural Development Agency, KNARDA, will be revived and reinvigorated. KASCO shops in all 44 Local Government Councils will be reactivated to continue supporting our farmers. We will deploy extension workers, employ and train more of them, to support farmers to improve their yields”

“We would expand the irrigation fields, desilt our dams and channels, and use the evacuated manure to improve the fertility of the soil. All available funding supports for farmers from banks and other donor agencies will be pursued to ensure that our farmers get optimal benefits” Abba Kabir revealed.

Governor Abba concluded his speech by seeking for prayers, continuous support, and cooperation from the good people of Kano state to enable him to steer the ship of the state to success.

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