Vanguard (Lagos)

7 February 2013

Nigeria: Farmers to Get N1 Billion Agric Loan in Sokoto

Sokoto — Dry season farmers in Sokoto State are to get N1 billion loans to boost food production, Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Arzika Tureta has said.

Tureta spoke during the Second Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority, SRRBDA in Sokoto, yesterday.

He said the money would be sourced from the Federal Government Agricultural Credit Scheme.

He said: "The disbursement of the low interest credit facilities, which were guaranteed by the state government will soon commence."

Tureta further said the state government planned to recruit additional agricultural extension workers that would be equipped and trained to enable farmers in the state to engage in modern agricultural practices.

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