Kebbi acquires 6,000 solar pumps, others for dry season farming

Kebbi State has acquired 6,000 solar pumps and power tillers for dry season farming.


Ahmed Idris, media aide to Governor Nasir Idris, said in Birnin Kebbi that the governor made this known when he visited Abubakar Kyari, the minister of Agriculture and Food Security in Abuja.

“Kebbi is ready to complement the Federal Government’s dry season farming by providing solar-powered boreholes and power tillers for farmers.

“The state has so far procured 6,000 units of the equipment,’’ the media aide quoted Gov. Idris as saying during the visit.


He consequently invited the minister to be the special guest at the launch of Kaura Agricultural Development and Growth Agenda and the distribution of solar pumps and power tillers to Kebbi farmers.

The governor also assured that Kebbi would partner with the federal ministry to achieve national food security.


On his part, the minister informed that four governors had indicated interest to partner with the Federal Government in ensuring food security.