Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday banned the allocation of fertilisers to traditional rulers, politicians and other elites.
He also directed that the stock should be sold directly to local farmers from designated sales points.
The directive was contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Samuel Aruwan.
According to Aruwan, Governor El-Rufai gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to the fertiliser warehouse of the state Ministry of Agriculture at Dankande village along Kaduna-Zaria Expressway.
According to the statement, “The governor has directed that all allocation of fertiliser products to traditional rulers, government officials and prominent politicians in the state be stopped with immediate effect.
“Fertilisers should be sold directly to interested local farmers from designated sales points that are publicly announced and are accessible.
“The governor made it clear that his administration will not condone injustice and acts of discrimination that is against the ordinary citizens as was the case before”.