Akpabio announces fertiliser largesse for senators, reps

Sharon EboesomiJuly 10, 20243 min

Akpabio says the Tinubu administration will deploy 2 trucks of fertisers to each senator and 1 to each member in the house.

Food Insecurity: FG will distribute 60 fertiliser trucks to each state - Akpabio
President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has disclosed that the Federal Government has commenced deployment of 60 trucks of fertilisers to each of the 36 states through their governors. 

Akpabio also mentioned that all senators will receive 2 trucks of fertilisers each while members of the House of Representatives will receive 1 each as an emergency solution to address the problem of food scarcity in the country. 

The Senate President made this revelation during Tuesday’s plenary while speaking on a motion sponsored by Senator Sunday Karimi (APC, Kogi West) and co-sponsored by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) on ways to address food insecurity in the country. 

However, whilst speaking on the issue, Akpabio clarified that the information he had given was based on information given to him by Senator Saliu Mustapha (APC, Kwara Central) who chairs the senate committee on agriculture.

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He said: “This is from the senate committee chairman on agriculture, not from Senator Akpabio, that irrespective of political party, each state governor will get at least 60 trucks, and the reason they are giving the senators two trucks is because some of the senators and the House of Rep members are not in the same party.

“This information is from the senate committee on agriculture chairman and then backed up by the deputy senate president. This information is not from the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio. So, I don’t want tomorrow I will see headlines that governors blast Akpabio. I have not said anything about governors.

“Gentlemen of the press in the gallery, it is not Senator Godswill Akpabio that gave this information. I am re-echoing the voices of the chairman of the senate committee on agriculture and the deputy senate president that irrespective of political parties, all the states through their governors are getting 60 trucks, the senators are getting two trucks, and the House of Representatives is getting one,” he added.

OrderPaper recalls that since the 10th Senate’s one year in office, Akpabio has been faced with a series of controversies which obviously promoted his continuous emphasis and clarifications to the media during the day’s plenary.

STAR Check: Nigerians, particularly, constituents of Akwa-Ibom North West district, can keep tabs on the legislative performance of Sen. Akpabio throughout the 10th senate here. 

Sharon Eboesomi

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