The Federal Government has warned that all marketers selling fertilizers above the government approved price of N5,000 will be arrested.
Jigawa State Governor and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Fertilizer Initiative, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru made this statement while briefing newsmen on Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) efforts to make fertilizer available and affordable to farmers.
But the chairman said the Federal Government had learnt of attempts by some individuals to sabotage government’s efforts to make fertilizer available and affordable to Nigerian farmers.
“We learned that some individuals are selling fertilizer at N5,500 per bag which is above the government approved price.
“We have whistleblower numbers on each bag of the fertilizer, therefore, farmers can directly call and report anybody selling the fertilizer above N5000,” Badaru said.
He, however, warned that jail terms await anybody arrested for the above reason.
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