Nigerian Farmers To Get 10,000 Tractors From Buhari
If you are crop farmer in any part of Nigeria, you would soon be able to have access to a truck to aid your trade.
This is because President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has signed a deal with an international tractor manufacturing firm to provide 10,000 tractors to rural farmers across the country.
According to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, the project will ensure effective delivery of the tractors to farmers in the 774 Local Governments Areas of the country through the 2,500 Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprises.
The agreement was signed between the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Nigerian Agricultural Mechanisation and Equipment Leasing Company and John Deere Tractor Manufacturing Company, in Abuja.
Ogbeh stated that for over 30 years, the Federal Government had repeatedly made efforts to address the agricultural mechanisation challenge in Nigeria, a development that affected the sector adversely.
He said the project would be closely monitored as farm inputs were being distributed across the local governments as well.
Ogbeh said the initiative would help increase food production, adding that the government’s expectation is to manufacture and give one million tractors to farmers within the next 15 years.
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