- October 3, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
Stakeholders in the fertiliser industry have pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the current Presidential Fertiliser Initiative-PFI is sustained to ensure food sufficiency in the country.
The stakeholders made the call during a tour of fertiliser blending plants in the country by the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria.
Chairman Superphosphate Fertiliser and Chemicals, Ibrahim Birma, who pleaded with the federal government to fashion out ways of sustaining the current fertiliser programme said the PFI had achieved so much in eight months of its inauguration.
The stakeholders commended the PFI noting that the programme created about 300 direct and indirect jobs and called for sustainability of the initiative saying that farmers and petty traders have benefitted from the programme through various cooperatives.