Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufais on Saturday banned the allocation of fertilisers to traditional rulers, politicians and other elites.
The governor also directed that the stock should be sold directly to local farmers from designated sales points.
His special assistant on Media, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement.
According to Aruwan, the governor 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”.