The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) sealed off fertilizer shop for selling substandard product to farmers.
The action of the authorities followed complaints from public on the genuineness of the farm product being sold the shop located at Wuro-Patuji Tudun Wada, Ahmadu Bello Way in Mubi in Mubi South Local Government Area, Adamawa.
Assistant Director, Farm Inputs Support Services of the Ministry, Mr Sale Adamu told newsmen in Mubi, that the product was confirmed as substandard after laboratory test.
He explained that the outcome of the test shows that nutrient content prescribed on the bag read N.P.K 20-10-10, but laboratory analysis revealed that nutrient content of the fertilizer is N.P.K 7-0-6.
Farmers are cheated, because at the end they would not get the value for their money.
The official explained that anyone caught would face the law either fine or imprisonment.
He further advised farmers to always buy quality Fertilizer for good results and to report any dealer who engaged in such practice.