Agric minister says Fertiliser to cost less than N6,000

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says a bag of fertiliser in the country will soon cost less than N6,000.

Ogbeh, who gave the assurance when he appeared on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said that efforts were also underway to establish extension offices in all the local government areas of the country.

“We’ve just signed an agreement with Morocco, the President and a few of us went to Morocco and had a good agreement for phosphate imports. Morocco has the largest deposit of phosphate in the world.

“And with potassium, those two formed the three major ingredients in agriculture, although the soil contains 16 nutrients for the plants, the three big ones are the nitrogen, the potassium and the phosphate.

“Adding all these up with the fertiliser we are getting from Morocco, we will put fertiliser on the market now for less than N6,000.