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Nigeria: Governor El-Rufai Bans Fertiliser Allocation To Traditional Rulers, Politicians

By Muhammad Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – Governor of Kaduna State Northwest Nigeria, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has banned allocation of fertiliser to traditional rulers, politicians and other elites in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Samuel Aruwan.

The Governor also directed that fertilizer stocks should be sold directly to local farmers from designated sales points.

The Governor gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to the fertilizer warehouse of Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture at Dankande village along Kaduna-Zaria Express Way.

“The Governor has directed that all allocation of fertilizer products to traditional rulers, government officials and prominent politicians in the state be stopped with immediate effect.

“Fertiliser should be sold directly to interested local farmers from designated sales points that are publicly announced and are accessible.

“The Governor made it clear that his administration will not condone injustice and acts of discrimination that disadvantaged ordinary citizens.

“The Governor directed the Ministry of Agriculture to make more fertilizer available for sale in order to avoid the sort of scarcity that can introduce corruption into the distribution process.

” He said fertilizer procurement should not be made an ordeal for farmers.” The statement says.

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