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Gov Lalong Flags Distribution Of Irrigation Water Pumps In Plateau...

Lalong flags off distribution of irrigation water pumps in Plateau

March 11,2020

By Golok Nanmwa,Jos

Plateau State Governor  Hon. Simon  Lalong, on Wednesday  flagged off the distribution of irrigation water pumps to farmers under the Plateau State Potato Value Chain Support Project, supported by the African Development Bank.

Speaking at the occasion ,Lalong  charged  the 500 benefiting farmers from 6 Local Governments of the Southern Senatorial District to work hard in producing potatoes that will meet domestic demands and also export.

Lalong said he would continue to  initiate and executed policies which would  promote farming activities, thereby making agriculture more lucrative and attractive in the state.

He assured the farmers of  government’s continuous support in order to make the state the hub of food production in the country.

He disclosed that research has proved that potatoes can be grown in all parts of the State.

Governor Simon Lalong also  said steps have been taken by government to increase the production of Irish Potatoes in Plateau which would boost employment and  create thousands of  jobs.

Photo Credit : Josiah Jenvulu.


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