He added that his constituency which is made of Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Dass, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, and Toro local government areas have lots of streams and rivers that dissect the areas hence his decision to distribute the water pump generators.
“During the dry season farming we can harness these assets to do irrigation farming,” he said, adding that the water pump generators would assist the farmers to boost agricultural production.
Speaking at the event, Chairman All Progressive Congress ((APC) Tafawa Balewa Local Government Alhaji Korau Bununu appreciated Senator Wakili for putting smiles in the faces of dry season farmers saying “This would help most of the beneficiaries to settle their children schools fees from the farm produce.
The APC chairman who pledged his and the party”s loyalty to Wakili, praised the senator’s generosity.
He said the generators would go a long way to boost agriculture and reduce poverty among the people of the constituency and urged the beneficiaries to make the most of the equipment.
Speaking in the same vein, the member representing Lere/Bula constituency in the State Assembly, Honourable Aminu Tukur, said the joy would be complete if the beneficiaries make the best use of the water pump machines.
“if you maintain it well, it can last for up to 10 years. I will therefore advise you to ensure that you service it regularly and with the right engine oil, ” Tukur who is well known farmer and politician said.
Speaking with our correspondent one of the beneficiaries Joseph John , a tomato and onion farmer from Bar ward of Bogoro Local government Area, said he was short of words to expressed his joy.