About 6, 670 rice farmers in Plateau State have received seedlings, fertilizers, herbicide, pesticide, water pumping machine and other rice farming inputs from the ongoing Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme of the Federal Government.
The Plateau State chapter of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) said that farmers were receiving their items for the past three weeks at Secretariats of Plateau Agricultural Development Programme (PADP) in Jos, Shendam and Mangu local government areas respectively.
The Secretary of the association, Mr. Dauda Aku who spoke with the newsmen in Jos said that the beneficiaries were drawn from the 17 local government areas of the state.
He said, “6,670 people were approved in 3 geo-political zone of the state and about 36 trucks each loaded with 600 bags of fertilizers were allocated to the rice farmers in the state.”
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