Daily Trust (Abuja)

18 November 2012

Nigeria: Jibiya Irrigation Project to Be Commissioned Nov. 29, Says VP

Katsina — Vice President Muhammad Namadi Sambo yesterday in Katsina said the 3,000 hectare Jibiya irrigation project will be commissioned on November 29, 2012.

Sambo made the disclosure in Batsari local government area of Katsina State while addressing victims of this year's flood.

The vice president explained that the federal government has allocated huge amount of money to the federal ministry of Agriculture with a view to assisting farmers in Katsina state to boost their farming activities.

"A lot of funds have been pumped into the federal ministry of Agriculture so to help farmers boost their production. This will ginger farmers to improve their production with a view to replacing the farm produce they lost to the flood this year," he said.

He said federal government will continue to evolve measures that will improve agricultural activities in the country, saying more programmes aimed at boosting Agricultural sector are underway.

Sunday Trust gathered that Jibiya irrigation project was the second FG's project in Katsina state that was completed but abandoned. The other one was Safke irrigation project.

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