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Three local government areas and six farmers were awarded in the just concluded Daily Trust/Kebbi State farmers interactive forum and exhibition for their exemplary performance in crops production and contributions in the agricultural sector of the state. Gwandu local government area emerged the best local government with the highest number of crops at the exhibition. It beat 20 other local government areas in the state to emerge the overall best and was compensated with 20 bags of fertilizer. Birnin Kebbi and Argungu local government areas took the second and third positions and were given 15 and 10 bagsof fertilizers respectively. While announcing the result on how the participating local government areas fared in the exhibition, the programme manager of Kebbi Agricultural and Rural Development Agency,  Muhammad Umar Illo said the essence of the awards was to encourage farmers to intensify their efforts in agricultural production. Some farmers in the state also bagged award in view of their large scale production of crops.  Alhaji Danjuma BC Suru emerged best rice producer, Alhaji Sani Aliyu got the best maize producer award while Hajiya Kulu Namani Kotoko was best sorghum  producer and the chief of Wasagu, Alhaji Muktari got the best soya beans producer award. Others farmers who were awarded included Alhaji Yakubu Tsamiya as the best millet producer and Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Wazirin Gwandu as the best wheat producer in the state. In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammad Lawal Shehu said the exhibition had provided a good platform for farmers across the state to showcase their crops as well as interact with experts and other stakeholders on how best to improve their agricultural production.



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