The state Government of Osun would spend N710m on the purchase of assorted fertiliser for the 2014 planting season.
The Commissioner for Information for the state, Mr. Sunday Akere comfirmed this, in Osogbo on Friday. He said that the State Agricultural Development Programme (OSSADEP) had requested for 6,000 tonnes of fertiliser.
He added that, the fertilizer will be made available and distributed earlier before the commencement of the planting season.
Mr. Sunday Akere, further stated that the consignment would be delivered the Sunshine Oil Chemical Development Limited, and be inspected by the state Tenders’ Board and the state Planning Committee before payment.