The Governor of Nasarawa State , Tanko Al-Makura, has begun the sale of fertilizer for the 2016 farming season at a subsidised rate of N3,500 for farmers in the state.
The opening was held at Shabu Central Primary School in Lafia North Development Area.
The Governor while speaking at the opening which had in attendance farmers, traditional rulers and the state executive members enjoined the allocation committee to ensure that the fertilizer was sold directly to farmers.
He assured the farmers that the era of special allocation to some individuals to the detriment of farmers was over.
The Commissioner of Agriculture and Water Resources, Mr Lawee Yusuf, urged the beneficiaries to use the product strictly for agricultural purposes as he also warned that the diversion of fertilizer to middlemen would not be condoned.