Kaduna NUJ Parley: PDP’s Ashiru promises to re-introduce Fertilizer Subsidy, tackle insecurity to
ensure food Security
Ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial elections in Kaduna State, the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party Rt. Honerable Isa Ashiru Kudan has promised to reintroduce fertilizer Subsidy to ensure food Security.
Speaking at the maiden media parley for political parties and candidates organized by Nigerian Union of Journalists Kaduna Council, Ashiru maintained that as part of his Five Points Agenda to revamp Agriculture, the cost for fertilizer needs to be Subsidized to enable farmers acquire the essential commodity at very affordable rate.
“Farming has become challenging as a result of High cost Fertilizer, a bag of fertilizer is 35thousand naira now where as a bag of maize is 20 thousand naira. That means an average farmer needs to sale almost two bags of maize to buy a bag of fertilizer . This has to be done alongside tackling insecurity which has almost destroy agrarian lifestyle.” He stressed.
While promising to establish diagnosis hospitals in each of the 3 senatorial zones in the State under health, Ashiru noted that most of the existing hospitals were mare structures that should have been equiped.
The Gubernatorial Candidate said with over 9 million population, Kaduna has less than 200 medical doctors as against the universal standard ratio of 1 to 600 people.
On education, the PDP flag bearer, promised to introduce skilled based education to produce employable products, especially artisans.
Ashiru promised to set up a committee to review the increase in tuition fees at the State University to affordable level to curb drop outs.
While pledging to create a level playing ground for all the candidates, the NUJ Chairman, Kaduna Council, Hajiya Asmau Yawo Halilu in her welcome address assured the Gubernatorial hopeful and his campaign team, that members would be committed to doing their stories objectively.