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FG To Distribute 60 Trucks Of Fertiliser To All States – Akpabio



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Godswill Akpabio, the Senate President, has announced that the Federal Government will distribute about 60 fertiliser trucks to each state through their governors, News About Nigeria reports.

He revealed that serving senators will also receive two trucks of fertilisers each, while members of the House of Representatives will receive one each from the distribution to address the impending food insecurity in the country.

The Senate President, who made this public during Tuesday’s plenary while commenting on a motion sponsored by Sunday Karimi (Kogi West) on the need to urgently address the country’s impending food insecurity, said, “All states of the federation are being provided with 60 trucks of fertiliser outside what is being given to the senators.

“I don’t want tomorrow, the governors will come and tell me that I made a statement, and this is through their governors irrespective of political parties. They like misquoting me; they will say Akpabio again. This is from the Senate Committee Chairman on Agriculture, not from Senator Akpabio, that irrespective of political party, each state’s governors will get at least 60 trucks, and the reason they are giving the senators two trucks is because some of the senators and the House of Rep members are not in the same party.

“For some of you, it is important that you also have something to share with your constituents. Your own will be two trucks -1,200 (bags of fertilisers), and the House of Reps members will be one truck – 600 (bags of fertilisers). This information is from the Senate Committee on Agriculture chairman and then backed up by the deputy senate president.”