The Benue State Government will purchase of 250 trucks of assorted fertilizer for this year’s cropping season at the cost of N385.5 million.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Lawrence Onoja Jnr after the State Executive Council meeting presided over by its Chairman, Governor Samuel Ortom at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.
The fertilizer will be sold to farmers at rates highly subsidized by the Ortom administration.
Council also approved the purchase of 60 tractors as first tranche for the State Ministry of Agriculture which would be sold to interested individuals and groups such as cooperative societies, to boost the agriculture sector.
It also approved the award of contract for additional works on the 20 kilometer Abuku-Jingir-Tyogbenda-Wombo-
The contract which is valued at N1.3 billion covers the construction of the bridges initially omitted in the bill of quantities.
The State Executive Council also approved the payment of claims owed contract Staff of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, between June 2014 and June 2016.