AGRIC: MORE TRACTORS COMING AS MASSIVE LAND CLEARING SET TO BEGIN IN BENUE
Nine Land Development Sites covering 1,740 hectares have been selected for clearing and preparation for use by farmers in Benue State.
The land clearing is set to commence at the end of the current rainy season.
Governor Samuel Ortom has declared that the Government will not take over the cleared lands from the original owners.
This initiative is in keeping his promise to boost agriculture in the state.
In a related development, the Ortom administration has concluded arrangements to purchase 60 new tractors for sale to the farmers at a record subsidy.
Recall that in April this year, 50 tractors were sold to the farmers at 60% subsidy. The coming set of 60 tractors is in fulfillment of Governor Ortom’s promise that funds realized from the sale of the first set will be reinvested in buying more units of the machines.
With more tractors on the way and massive land set for clearing in parts of Benue State, your guess is as good as mine.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor