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Nasarawa: LG Chairman donates land to boost farming

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Mr Adamu Giza, the Chairman, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has promised to donate land to local farmers to boost farming activities in the area.

Giza said this while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia.

According to him, the gesture is aimed at boosting agricultural production, creating more jobs and to enable youths engaged in agriculture in the state.

He said that there many fallow lands in Keana, hence the need for government to allocate such lands to interested farmers to put them to good use.

“Keana is an area dominated by farmers, yet we still have enough land that is left unused.

“In fact, the unused lands are far bigger than the lands used for farming in the area.

“So, I am inviting interested persons to come to Keana. If you don’t have land, come to me and I will provide land for you to start farming.

“We have so many virgin lands that have not been used for the past 30 to 40 years and we don’t need to use any chemical or fertilisers on them to have bumper harvest,” he said.

He assured that those who chose to farm in the locality would reap huge benefits, particularly in crops such as cassava, yam and guinea corn, among others.

Giza, however, appealed to the state government to construct roads within the locality to enable easy entry and exit by farmers.

Edited by Polycarp Auta/Grace Yussuf

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