The Federal Government has handed over the 228 hectares Gari Irrigation Project to farmers in Jigawa and Kano States.
This is contained in a statement by the Director, Irrigation and Drainage, Ministry of Water Resources Oyeronke Oluniyi, in Abuja.
She said the project was part of government’s food security and job creation efforts.
Oluniyi said that the irrigation project, delivered to the farmers in parts was in its sixth phase, following government’s decision to complete all projects for maximum benefits.
She said the ministry, through its mandate in irrigated agriculture had aligned with the present administration’s vision to diversify the nation’s economy and lift as many people out of poverty before 2030.