FG, NGOs empower Nasarawa farmers with tricycles

The tricycle

In a bid to ensure food security in Nasarawa State, the Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development has donated 20 tricycles to 20 farmer groups in the state.

The programme organised by the Value Chain Development Programme was aimed at assisting the beneficiaries to convey their farm produce to markets in their respective communities without having to pay for transportation.

The state Programme Coordinator, Eunice Adgidzi, disclosed this while addressing journalists during the distribution exercise in Lafia on Wednesday.

She added that the initiative was also targeted at reducing the suffering of poor farmers across the five benefiting local government areas affected by the recent petroleum subsidy removal.


She said, “I am delighted to be at the flag-off and distribution of Tricycles to 20 farmer groups drawn from farmers and youth organisations in Nasarawa State.

“For us in the Value Chain Development Programme, we see agriculture as a business that is why we always do everything within our powers to assist our farmers so that they can also contribute meaningfully to the growth of our dear state and Nigeria at large.

“Let me encourage our smallholder farmers in the five benefiting LGAs of Lafia, Doma, Wamba, Nasarawa and Karu, to use the tricycles to improve their livelihoods especially now that the petroleum subsidy has been removed.”

In his speech, the Permanent Secretary, Nasarawa State Ministry Of Agriculture and Water Resources, Isa Eya, who was represented by one Sunday Akhun, commended the FG and IFAD for the initiative and assured of the continuous support of the state government to ensure the success of the programme in the state.

One of the farmers, Rahab Ayuba, thanked the FG and IFAD for empowering farmers with the tricycles and promised to put them to good use.

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