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El-Rufai Bans Sale Of Fertilisers To Traditional Rulers, Politicians

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 1:46 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Juliet Oyoyo  –  Kaduna


Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has banned the sale of fertilisers to traditional rulers, politicians and other elites in the state.

The Governor, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Samuel Aruwan, in Kaduna,was said to given the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to Dankande village on the Kaduna-Zaria expressway where the fertiliser warehouse of the state Ministry of Agriculture is located.

“The Governor has made it clear that his administration will not condone injustice and acts of discrimination that disadvantage ordinary citizens and has therefore, directed that all allocation of fertiliser products to traditional rulers, government officials and prominent politicians in the state be stopped with immediate effect,” the statement said.

“Fertiliser”, according to the Governor, “should be sold directly to interested local farmers from designated sales points that are publicly announced and are accessible”.

El-Rufai further directed the Ministry of Agriculture that the procurement of fertilisers to farmers in the state should no longer be an ordeal and to make available, more of the product for sale in order to avoid scarcity that is capable of introducing corruption into the distribution process.