By Murtala Muhammad
The Member representing Bauchi constituency in the House of Representatives, Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, has distributed planters and herbicides worth millions of naira to five hundred famers in Bauchi local government area as part of his constituency project.
Each of the five hundred famers got one planter and two pieces of herbicides.
While addressing the beneficiaries, Yakubu Abdullahi, called on them to judiciously utilize the input and implements to enhance their economic status.
He said in view of the economic situation in the country, it is his responsibility to look for ways and facilitate anything that would impact the lives of the constituents.
The law maker called on the state government to make fertilizer available and at a subsidized price for people of the state to have ease in growing what they would eat as encouraged by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Also Speaking, a Director in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Iliya Daniel Abarshi said the ministry was ready to partner any Member of the National Assembly to release such interventions with a view to encouraging farmers so as to have bumper harvest.
On his part, the APC Chairman Bauchi Local Government, Hussaini Musa Gwabba commended the member for his resilience and advised other politicians to emulate.
Some of the beneficiaries interviewed expressed joy and promised to use the farming implements for what they were meant for.
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