From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Zamfara State Government has called on the general public to disregard an audio clip currently circulating on social media platforms informing the local government councils, traditional rulers and farmers to buy the Government’s fertilizer at N12.000 per bag.
In a statement, the commissioner of information Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara said, “The attention of Zamfara state government has been drawn to an audio clip now in circulation on social media platforms in which the author is allegedly claiming government has directed local government councils and traditional rulers and farmers to buy fertilizer at 12,000 Naira per bag”.
“The general public is therefore hereby informed that the content of the clip is blatant lie that is baseless and unfounded”.
Dosara said is was nothing but an attempt by some disgruntled elements who wanted to smear the good image and reputation of the government of His Excellency Governor Bello Mohamed Matawallen Maradun.
The Commissioners said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the government of Zamfara state purchased enough fertilizer for this year’s farming season at cost and ordered its sales at 7,000 Naira per bag as part of its subsidy to the farmers”.
“Government did not force anybody to the fertilizer.
Henceforth, anybody found involved in this scam will be dealt with, in accordance to rules of law”.
The Commissioner concluded that the government was doing everything possible to help farmers in the state to ensure bumper harvest of food and cash crops in all the nooks and crannies of the state as part of its efforts in ensuring food security in the state.
He called on members of the public to report anybody found sabotaging the government’s efforts in this direction.