The Kaduna state government, has allocated 2,500 hectares of farmlands to cotton farmers to encourage the production of the crop in the 2019 farming season.
The state’s Acting Chairman, Cotton Farmers’Association of Nigeria (CFAN), Awwalu Mamuda-Wappah, made this disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Zaria on Tuesday after a visit to the site.
Mamuda-Wappah, who thanked the state government for the gesture, noted that the decision was a testimony to government’s commitment to the revival of the textile industry.
‘‘It is now that we believe government is actually interested in reviving the cotton farming to pave the way for the revitalisation of textile industries in the state.
‘‘This allocation will certainly boost the morale of our members towards ensuring bumper harvest through judicious utilisation of the farmland,’’ he said.
Mamuda-Wappah disclosed that the association had acquired hectares of farmlands in Giwa, Makarfi, Ikara, Soba, Lere, Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas solely for its members.
The chairman explained that the association required 10,000 hectares of farmlands for onward distribution to its registered members for the current farming season.
He called on the government to allocate more hectares of farmlands to the association to enable it meet up with the required farmland demands of members.
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