Nigeria: FG to provide 240 tractors under IT driven mechanisation programme
Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development says about 240 tractors will be provided nationwide as part of ongoing agricultural mechanisation programme.
Nanono made the disclosure on Thursday in Gusau during a courtesy visit to Zamfara Governor as part of his one day inspection tour to the grain reserve in the state.
Nanono said the programme, which would be private sector driven, would help consolidate federal government’s efforts at ensuring food security.
He explained that the federal government’s role in the programme would be to help secure the loan for the project as well as act as guarantor.
“We are going to embark on a massive agricultural mechanisation and this will touch on 632 local governments.
“Attach to this, there will be processing tractors, about 240 of them across the country.
“I believe all the local governments in Zamfara will be affected by the innovation.