Gov. El-Rufai stops allocation of fertiliser to traditional rulers, politicians

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has banned the allocation of fertilizers to traditional rulers, politicians and other elites across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state. He also directed that fertilizer stocks should be sold directly to local farmers from designated sales points across the state with immediate effect. El-Rufai stated this on Saturday in a statement through his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Samuel Aruwan. The governor gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to the fertilizer warehouse of Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture at Dankande village along Kaduna-Zaria Expressway. The statement said in part, “The governor made it clear that his administration will not condone injustice and acts of discrimination to the disadvantage of the ordinary citizens. The governor directed the Ministry of Agriculture to make more fertilizers available for sale in order to avoid the sort of scarcity that can introduce corruption into the distribution process. He said fertilizer procurement should not be made an ordeal for farmers.”

Source: Today News