Gov. Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa state has said Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI) will assist in the growth of the Nigerian economy via the production of NPK 20-20 fertiliser, using locally sourced materials.
He disclosed this at the end of the PFI meeting with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono in his office.
Gov Badaru said through the local production of fertilisers, the moribund fertiliser plant would be alive again and this will create employment opportunities for unemployed citizens.
His words, “In order to improve on the production and ensure its availability and affordability to Nigerian farmers, production will be increased and will be sold at a subsidised rate, especially the NPK 20-20, which is the most sort after by the farmers.”
“If it succeeds in getting phosphate in Sokoto and potash around Yobe, then there will be the possibility of enriching its blend for export.”