GOMBE – Hajiya Fati Muazu, former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in the old Bauchi State, has urged the Gombe State Government to encourage gum-arabic farming.
Muazu, a former administrator-turned-farmer, said this in Gombe on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to her, gum-arabic farming is a long time investment that a farmer can engage in with a little capital.
“Government should encourage and support gum-arabic farming by providing improved seedlings for farmers as well as capital,” she said.
The former SSG said she embarked on gum-arabic farming three years ago, adding that she will soon start harvesting the crop on about 10 hectares of farm land that she cultivates..
‘Gum-arabic farming does not require much from the farmer, not even fertiliser,” she said.(NAN)