Some farmers in Kaduna have called on the state government to provide enough fertilizers and other modern farming tools early across the state.
The farmers who made the call in separate interviews said that the first rain in the state symbolises the end of dry season and beginning of rainy season.
A farmer, Aliyu Hussaini, described the rain as God’s miracle, adding that it was a sign for farmers to start preparing their lands for planting.
Another farmer, Nasir Aliyu, said that he normally planted vegetables and maize along River Kaduna and was motivated by the rainfall to visit his farm and commence preparation for farming. He called on other farmers to get ready as the next rain was not far from now.
Usman Ali, also farmer, said that government should empower youths like him with land and farming tools to achieve food security in the country.