FG Has Approved N13bn Pest Control Funds For 14 States

The Nigerian Government has approved the sum of N13 billion intervention fund for pest control in 12 “frontline” states. They are Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Borno States. In a series of tweets on Saturday, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said the fund was approved to ensure uninterrupted agricultural activities during the 2020 farming season and control transboundary pests. It added that the approval was aimed at minimising the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as guarantee both…

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