El-Rufai Bans Fertilizer Allocation To Monarchs

El-Rufai Bans Fertilizer Allocation To Monarchs

Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, has banned the allocation of fertilizers to traditional rulers and politicians in all local government areas of the state.

El-Rufai Bans Fertilizer Allocation To Monarchs
Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai also directed that fertilizer stocks should be sold directly to local farmers from designated sales points across the state.

The governor made the statement through his special assistant on media, Samuel Aruwan, on June 6, Saturday, in Kaduna.

The Punch reports that El-Rufai gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to the fertilizer warehouse of Kaduna state ministry of agriculture at Dankande village along Kaduna-Zaria expressway.

“The governor made it clear that his administration will not condone injustice and acts of discrimination to the disadvantage of the ordinary citizens. The governor directed the ministry of agriculture to make more fertilizers available for sale in order to avoid the sort of scarcity that can introduce corruption into the distribution process. He said fertilizer procurement should not be made an ordeal for farmers,” the statement read in part.

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Speaking about his cabinet in the yet-to-be formed state executive council, El-Rufai noted that he would adopt the practice of the past by picking commissioners from the 23 local government areas of the state.

The governor added that would appoint only few advisers and would merge ministries. All these measures will be taken to cut cost and improve the current economic situation in the state.

It is worth mentioning that during his swearing-in ceremony, the governor of Kaduna state announced that he would cut his and his deputy‘s salaries by 50%.

Source: Legit.ng

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