The Chairman, Presidential Committee on Fertiliser and Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Abubakar, said that Nigeria now produces enough fertiliser for use by farmers.
Abubakar who made the statement on Saturday, in Benin, at the residence of his Edo State counterpart, Gov. Godwin Obaseki said that since there was enough production of fertiliser in the country, the federal government had devised new ways to despatch the product to rural communities across the country at affordable prices.
He noted that the current policies in place for fertiliser blending plants had been opened across the country with enough stock for the past two years.
“Fertiliser has been available across the nation in the past two years, I know of fertiliser blending plants that have stock and they could not sell off; we are doing well with fertiliser production.
“We are working hard to make sure fertilisers are made available for the next farming season to all farmers”, he said.
On his part, Gov. Godwin Obaseki praised his Jigawa state counterpart for his role in ensuring local blending of fertiliser was reviewed across the country.
Obaseki said that the Auchi fertiliser plant had been revived and disclosed that Abubakar was working with all stakeholders in ensuring the product gets to rural farmers.
He praised Abubakar for always speaking on the need to diversify the economy, noting that although it takes time to diversify an economy, it was a journey Nigeria must take to strengthen her economy.
Governor Abubakar said that he was in the state to attend a funeral at Auchi and decided to visit the governor to let him know of his presence in his state