The Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) shares it’s goal about making Nigerian farmers to be among the richest people in the country and the world.
FEPSAN President Thomas Etuh said this on Friday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He described modalities designed by the Federal government led by Buhari in the capacity of the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI).
“At FEPSAN, our aim to relinquish farmers from its peasant state to be regarded as the richest all over the world as it will first of all work on streak of farming in Nigeria
“Our target for the next three years regarding input for Nigerian farmers is that we want to see inputs in every nook and cranny of this country just as people selling sachet water.
“And these inputs must be at an affordable rate to the Nigerian farmers,” he said.
According to Mr Thomas Etuh who emerged on Thursday as the Leadership Public Servant of the Year for 2018, 20 fertiliser blending plants are currently producing at 100 percent capacity to ensure the PFI’s target
“More of these fertiliser blending plants are coming up this year and there are several programmes designed for farmers, including making sure that fertilisers are sold less than the official N5,500 per bag it is sold now,” he added.
It will be recall that Etuh earned the Leadership Public Servant of the Year Award for his passion and robust plan for FEPSAN as a member of the PFI, which saw the price of bag of fertiliser crashing from N13,000 to N5,500.
“We will keep doing what we are called to do; for us, seeing farmers smile is a call to duty and we have been in this journey for three decades.
“Every year, we see improvement and this is what has encouraged us to do more for the Nigerian farmers and I am happy that the Leadership Award came, and I am dedicating it to all the farmers in Nigeria.
“We will keep on improving the service and the provisions of the input for Nigerian farmers because I know it is our dedication to service and to humanity and the seriousness of the steps taken that earned us this award