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Fertilizer diversion : Assembly directs Al-makura to prosecute, relieve govt officials of appointment.

Umar Abdullahi,lafia


The Nasarawa state House of Assembly on Wednesday directed passed a resolution directing Gov.Umar Almakura to arrest, prosecute and relieve any government officials found in diverting fertilizers meant for the state farmers.
The speaker of the house Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi,stated this in Lafia after the chairman, house committee on Agriculture, Barr.Abubakar Kana(APC-Kokona West) moved a motion on the need for the house to investigate alleged cases of fertilizers diversion by government officials in the state
Balarabe Abdullahi said that if the state government arrested, prosecuted and relieved any government officials scheduled with the responsibilities of distributing fertilizers to the farmers and found in diverting them, it would serve as a deterrent to others and would boost food production in the state.
He said that the house would also investigate the alleged diversion of fertilizers by government officials in the state.
The Speaker commended Gov.Almakura for distributing fertilizers at a subsidized rate of N4000 per bag to the farmers and called on farmers to report any case of diversion of fertilizers in their communities to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.
“Let appreciate and thank the mover of this motion, it is a very serious matter and we cannot sit down here to allow some government officials scheduled with the responsibilities of distributing fertilizers to the farmers in their respective communities to sabotage Almakura good efforts.
“This house will not allow any body to sabotage Gov.Almakura efforts in boosting food production in the state and we will not hesitate to advise the state government not only to arrest, prosecute any government official who found in diverting fertilizers meant for farmers.
“But they should also be relieved of their appointment to serve as deterrent to other so as to boost food production, fight unemployment and boost the socio-economic development of the state and the country at large.
The Speaker reinstated the commitment of the house to continue to enact laws and pass resolutions that have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.
Earlier, Barr.Abubakar Kana(APC-Kokona West) ,Chairman, house committee on Agriculture said that his motion was based on the fact that there are cases of fertilizers diversion in some local government in the state.
Kana called for investigation of the alleged fertilizers diversion by some government officials in some local governments and development areas in the state.   
Alhaji Ibrahim Muluku Aggah(APC-Nassarawa Eggon East) seconded the motion on the need for the house to investigate alleged fertilizers diversion by some government officials.
The house unanimously agreed passing a resolution directing Gov.Almakura to arrest, prosecute and relieve any government officials found in diverting fertilizers meant for the state farmers.
News Now recalls that Gov. Umaru Al-Makura, had, on July 5, inaugurated the sale of fertilizers to farmers in Jenkwe, Obi Local Government Area, at a subsidized rate of N4, 000 per bag.
Our corresdent also recalls that during the occasion, the governor then said that the state government would spend N1 billion on the procurement of 10,000 tonnes of fertilizers for the 2017 cropping season. 
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