By Ummi Ismaeel,
Niger State government has advised civil servants to embrace farming to boost agriculture in the state.
The state government, apparently gave the advice to ameliorate the sufferings of workers in keeping the home front safe, while also encouraging them to invest for tomorrow and cut off all unnecessary expenses.
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Jonathan Tsado Vatsa, stated that the state government had no option than to encourage the workers to go into farming.
He also disclosed that the state government was supporting the introduction of farm clubs in schools as part of measures to encourage youngsters to embrace agriculture in their early age as only way out of recession.
Jonathan Vatsa said that the Abubarkar Sani Bello led government was ready to ignite the passion that would make the citizenry to invest in large-scale farming or agriculture by taking advantage of the large arable farm land that existed in the state.
The commissioner reminded the people of the state that “the Governor Sani Bello led government has always challenged us all on the derivable potentials that existed in the state and this could be tapped to meet the nation’s food requirement needs.”
“Niger State agricultural sector no doubt has witnessed appreciable growth in the face of economic recession because it engages many people. The number of rice growers is increasing because of a number of incentives provided by the government and we want to encourage civil servants to join in agriculture for maximum food production,” he said.