Thursday, 7 July 2016

Kano State Govt has Supported Farmers with N1.1billion

The Kano State Government said it had supported rice and wheat farmers with N1.1 billion loan, as part of efforts to boost production of the two commodities in the state.

The state's Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Nasiru Gawuna, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.

He said out of the total loan package, the state government had approved N1 billion for the rice farmers, while the remaining balance of N100 million was disbursed to wheat farmers.

Gawuna said the loan would enable farmers of the two crops to access quality seeds and other required farm inputs for enhanced productivity.

He said the loan was part of the state government's effort to support farmers in line with the Federal Government's commitment to boost their production.

"As you are aware that the State and Federal Governments have decided to focus on agriculture in view of the sudden fall in the price of oil across the globe," he said.

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