320 Farmers In Katsina Get Free Solar-Pumping Machines From FG

The Federal Government, through Rural the Electrification Agency REA, has supported 320 irrigation farmers with 32 free solar water pumping machines and one electrical solar power at eight farming community locations in Katsina State.

The support is in collaboration with the National Fadama coordination, Abuja.

Flagging off the distribution in Katsina, the deputy governor of the state, Mannir Yakubu, commended the Federal government’s gesture.

Yakubu, who is also the state Commissioner for Agriculture and natural resources, said the gesture is part of an effort to reduce carbon emissions by the REA.

The Deputy Governor was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary of the state’s ministry of agriculture, Aminu Garba-Waziri.

According to the deputy governor, the effort will also enable the irrigation farmers to enhance their production capacity for socio-economic wellbeing.

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