The Flour Millers Association of Nigeria has donated wheat seeds and water pumps to wheat farmers in Bauchi State to help them increase production.
The farm inputs donated to the farmers include 250 50kg bags of wheat seeds and 250 water pumps.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Yusuf Mahmood, commended the Flour Miller for assisting wheat farmers in the state with some needed inputs which, he said, was a good encouragement.
The commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Sule Adamu, said the move would also encourage the state government in its drive to involve the private sector to implement some of its policies in various sectors.
The state director of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Muhammad Yusuf, told the farmers that they should embrace wheat farming as unlike before, there is a huge demand for the commodity locally and internationally.
The chairman of Bauchi State Wheat Farmers Association, Muhammad Juli Adamu, commended the Flour Millers for assisting his members with the inputs.