By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Tuesday advised wheat farmers in the state not to be discouraged by the post-harvest losses they experienced last year.
Tambuwal made the remark while receiving a commendation letter sent by the Flour Milling Association of Nigeria over the achievement of the governor in the agricultural sector.
He noted that farmers that engaged in wheat farming recorded huge losses last year and reminded them of the need to be patient and not to lose hope, as adequate plans had been made to assist them.
“Government is aware of the pains of our wheat farmers, who lost a lot of money last year and this affected their livelihood. I am assuring them that we will assist them to recover what they have lost during the last farming season,” he stated.
He called on the youths to engage in farming and take advantage of the huge potential endowment of the state.