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Plateau Allocates 12,000 Hectares For Rice Cultivation

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has announced that his administration has earmarked 12,000 hectares of land for rice cultivation across the state.

In his address marking one year in office, Mutfwang detailed the plan, designating 4,000 hectares in each of the state’s three senatorial zones for this purpose.

To achieve this, the state government has procured 200 trucks of fertilizer to support farmers. Mutfwang revealed that this project is part of his plans to resettle individuals who had been displaced from their lands.

Highlighting his administration’s achievements in the agricultural sector, Mutfwang stated, “We have procured over 200 trucks of fertilizers for our farmers while efforts are on to purchase more. We have equally trained 340 vibrant youths and equipped them with modern agricultural techniques. The initiative aims to launch the state into commercial agriculture and ensure efficient contribution to national food security.”

The governor also announced plans to develop 4,000 hectares of land in each of the five principal crop zones of the state.

These zones are designated for rice cultivation in Wase, Shendam, Langtang North, Langtang South, and Qua’an Pan LGAs; maize in Mangu, Bokkos, and Barkin Ladi LGAs; wheat in Bassa and Jos North LGAs; potatoes in Mangu, Bokkos, Barkin Ladi, and Riyom LGAs; and vegetables in Jos North, Jos South, and Riyom Local Government Areas respectively,” he explained.

Speaking on security, Governor Mutfwang announced that his administration has revitalized the previously inactive state-owned security outfit, Operation Rainbow, by re-training over 600 carefully selected personnel from across the state.

These measures have rendered the state security outfit highly responsive and proactive in addressing community-level security challenges,” he said. Furthermore, the administration has unveiled the State Security and Information Center, where citizens can report security concerns via a toll-free line.

“This center enables the government to receive timely information on pressing security issues from different communities, both urban and rural, to ensure swift action. It is in light of these measures that we have initiated the home return of our Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).”

Agronigeria/Oyenike Oyeniyi 

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Published Date: June 1, 2024

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