The Nano organic fertilizer being produced by Succesmore, Thailand has been official presented in Kaduna State.
Chief Executive Officer of Nano Fertilizer, Matthew Olubola James said at the presentation that based on his personal experience in Thailand which is leading exporter of farm produce in the world, he was encouraged to introduce the brand to Nigeria because it is 10 times better, save cost effective than what is currently obtainable in the country.
He said the fertilizer “is chemical free and can be used for all N and of plant. It will help farmers to produce pesticide free plant, control cost, gives high yield returns and save for human because it is void of chemicals like pesticides.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai said his administration is investing heavily in agricultural infrastructures which will enable farmers in the state to have access to international markets which he believed would help them make fortunes.
He further stated that, the state government now has in place agricultural extension workers who will assist the farmers from time to time so they can meet up with international standard just as he appealed to farmers to get their farm certified.
Represented by Commissioner of Agriculture Dr Daniel Manzo Maigari, El-Rufai said, “80 percent of our people are smallholder farmers and the best we can do for them as a government is to encourage them. Many of them have been doing farming the way our fathers did it in the past and getting same results.
“You can make up to N40million in every year if you do the needful. That is why we are saying farmers are the next to use private jets in Nigeria. We also understand that, agricultural infrastructures are lacking in Nigeria. We don’t have oil in Kaduna but we are set to make ourselves the best when it comes to agriculture.
“We should begin seeing agriculture as business. NPK fertilizer apart from been expensive is only used here in Nigeria. Serious countries don’t use it and that is why we need to go for organic which is saver for both the soil, plant and even human. You can imagine, one litre can be applied on 20 hectares of land which is equivalent to eight bags of NPK fertilizer.
In a remark, District Head of Barnawa, Dr. Kabir Zubair said he was happy with the company and ready to mobilize farmers to embrace modern way of farming especially with the use of newly introduced organic fertilizer which is been supported by the state government.