Four Illegal fertilizer blending plants in Kano have been shut down for selling the saturated products to farmers.
A Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development task force discovered that the plants were engaged in mixing and blending substandard components to produce the product.
The Director, Fertilizer Control Officer of the Farm Input Support Department of the Ministry, Oke Sunday said the plants also operate illegally.
He listed the erring plants as Albarka Agro-Allied and Chemical Fertilizer, and Nagarta Agro Fertilizer both located at Kumbotso local government area of the state.
As reported by Daily Trust, others include a retail shop at Gesto market in Gwarzo local government, and Samu Alheri Plant in Kifi community at Dawakin Kudu local government council.
"There is a new law in town called the National Fertilizer Quality Contol Act. There are a lot of things specified by the law that any individual to do business in the fertilizer sector , hue must be registered with the Farm Inputs Support Department", he said.
The emphasized that the ministry is not trying to withchunt anybody, but to sanitize the system to boost food production and security in the country.
He said the offenders would be made to face the law once investigations are completed.