Tag Archives: Sokoto State Government

Sokoto introduces more incentives for wheat, sesame farmers

The Sokoto State Government has introduced more incentives for farmers in its quest to improve the cultivation of wheat, sesame, garlic and onions. Governor Aminu Wazir Tambuwal, made this known during an inspection of a wheat farm at Taloka, Goronyo Local Government Area. The 43-hectare farm, supported by the government is in partnership with some flour mills to off-take the ...

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Mechanised agriculture: Sokoto introduces tractor-hire scheme

The Sokoto State Government has said that it would introduce a tractor-hire scheme to boost mechanisation in farms and assist farmers to enhance their production capacity. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal divulged, while inspecting agricultural processing machines in Kware Local Government Area, the machines are to be distributed to farmers under the state’s FADAMA III additional funding scheme. “We are starting ...

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Farmers get over 1bn fertilizer subsidy

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that his administration would spend N1.4 billion to subsidise the price of fertiliser for farmers in Sokoto State during the 2018 farming season. He said so, when he was presenting a bag of fertiliser to one of the beneficiary-farmers at the flag-off of fertiliser sales for dry season farming and distribution of improved seeds ...

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Entrepreneurship: Sokoto, BoI to disburse N2bn loans

The Sokoto State Government and Bank of Industries (BoI) will disburse N2 billion loans to support small scale businesses across the state. Imam Imam, the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Media and Public Relations announced this in a statement, on Thursday, in Sokoto. Imam said the state government had released its counterpart fund of N1 billion to BoI ...

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Sokoto to construct tube wells for farmers

The Sokoto State Government is to embark on massive construction of tube wells for farmers to avoid drought. The Project Manager, Sokoto Agricultural Development Project, Abubakar Malami, said so in an interview with Daily Trust. He said that this was based on a projection that the state might experience drought this year due to the shortage of water. Malami noted ...

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Sokoto signs MoU on sugar factory

The Sokoto State Government and Goronyo Sugar Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a new sugar factory. “We want to create opportunities for our citizens by setting up viable industries and supporting the private sector to invest in our state,” Governor Aminu Tambuwal said at the signing ceremony at Government House, Sokoto.  He gave an assurance ...

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Sokoto IGR up by 200 per cent -Board

Sokoto state realised revenue of over N9billion last year,the Board of Internal Revenue has said. Chairman Interim management committee of the Board, Aminu Dalhatu Zurmi, disclosed this while commenting on the IGR for the state. He said that over N6billion increase was recorded, from the N3billion figure of 2016. This, he noted, represented 200 percent rise in IGR for the ...

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Tambuwal seeks partners, foreign funds on oil exploration in Sokoto

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that his administration will support the Federal Government in ensuring success of exploration activities in the Sokoto Basin. According to him, the Governors of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara and Katsina states are willing to partner with relevant agencies to facilitate the exploration of both ethanol and hydrocarbon resources in the basin. He stated this on ...

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