Minister inaugurates farming season committee
By Ben Adoga
Federal Capital Territory minister of state, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has inaugurated a ministerial committee to determine modalities for the procurement of this year’s farming tools, especially fertilizers and other agricultural inputs.
In a press statement issued by her special assistant, media, Austine Elemue, Aliyu, inaugurating the five -member committee, charged them to ensure that they delivered on the assignment within two weeks, stressing that time was of the essence.
The minister who was represented by her senior special assistant on administration, Prof. Muhammad Usman, also tasked members of the committee to come up with ideas that would assist the FCT Administration to define ways of supporting farmers to improve productivity.
Aliyu, also stressed that the committee was at liberty to extend its scope with a view to achieving the set goals and objectives.
Responding on behalf of the members, the chairman of the committee and special assistant to FCT minister of state on special duties, Malam Abubakar Ibrahim, thanked the minister for the confidence reposed in them, just as he pledged the commitment of the committee to deliver on the assigned mandates.