federal Govt to spend 60bn naira to buy mobile phones for farmars

Date: 02-01-2013 6:35 pm (8 years ago) | Author: OGAZ
- at 2-01-2013 06:35 PM (8 years ago)
i came across this news and i felt very disappointed this just a way the government wanted to embezzle and steel money i mean it's crazy spending such amount of money on mobile phones.what's ur take on this ? Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

The Federal government will spend between N40bn and N60bn to procure 10 million pieces of mobile phones from China and United States for free distribution to rural farmers across the country.

The handsets would be made available to farmers before the end of March.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, who dropped the hint, said the rationale behind the planned distribution is to establish direct communication between the government and farmers on agricultural matters.

She added that the beneficiaries would be “women and youth” in rural settings.

Odusote, who spoke on a New Year Day in Igan – Ipabi community in Ijebu North East Local Government Area of Ogun State, explained that the handsets would also be accompanied with solar powered lamps that would serve as chargers for the phones in the event of power failure.

She said: “You can do a rough estimate. We are talking about 10million handsets, each handset phone would cost may be N4, 000 or N6, 000 because it is in large number. We are not going to buy in pieces like that, we will buy directly from the manufacturing companies.

“We have agreement with some organisations in China and some in the United States, they are going to provide all these handsets for us because they are also interested in investing in Agricultural sector in Nigeria. So you have the idea and estimate of the cost.”


Posted: at 2-01-2013 06:35 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
- judeabaga1 at 3-09-2015 12:42 PM (5 years ago)
How many times
Posted: at 3-09-2015 12:42 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
- charisVEC at 7-03-2016 08:38 AM (5 years ago)
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Posted: at 7-03-2016 08:38 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac


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