Adamawa govt to distribute tractors to farmers

Govenor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State, on Monday, said the government will distribute 50 tractors to farmers soon.

Bindow made the disclosure at the flag-off of Atiku Abubakar Way in Jimeta-Yola.

The governor said the tractors were already on ground  for distribution, adding that the gesture was to encourage agriculture in the state.

He disclosed that more farming inputs would be provided to farmers to boost agricultural growth in the state.

He urged farmers to put in more efforts with a view to  ensuring that agriculture was practised as a commercial venture rather than the subsistence agriculture being currently practised.

“I enjoined all farmers in this state to adopt a more commercial oriented agriculture than what we have being practising now or in the past.

“As a responsible government, we have procured 50 tractors ready to be distributed for farmers in the state.

“I want to assure you that our administration will support you with more farming inputs and incentives as time goes on,’’ he stated.

Bindow disclosed that his administration would address the problem of road infrastructure in the state, adding that several road projects would be completed before the next Christmas.

He warned residents against indiscriminate dumping of waste, saying that waste was the major cause of floods in most  communities in the state.

He said precautionary measures had been put in place to ensure efficient waste evacuation, adding that local government councils in partnership with the Ministry for Environment would ensure the actualisation of the goal.

He called on residents to support the government’s gesture in provision of road, by ensuring that drains were not filled with refuse.

Earlier, Mrs Lilian Steven, Commissioner for Works, said  the new road project was awarded to Triacta Nigeria Ltd at a cost of N585 million.

Steven said  the rehabilitation of the three -kilometre  Atiku Abubakar Way would be executed within  four months.