The Farmers Empowerment Association, a coalition of FCT Farmers Cooperative Societies has commended President Buhari’s administration for shortlisting FCT as one of the benefiting states of the Anchor Borrow’s Programme.
The President of the Association, Obaje O.D. in a press statement on Wednesday lauded the present administration for the gesture, adding that it signals a dawn of a new day for the farmers in the FCT.
Obaje who extolled the present government for restoring the lost glory of the agricultural sector through economic diversification assured that the grant would be optimally utilized for food sufficiency in the nation’s capital.
On the criteria for accessing the grant, Obaje said all farmers within the FCT are qualified and would definitely receive government financial and technical support, adding that the association would embark on massive sensitization programme to carry rural farmers within the FCT along.
He, therefore, called on farmers in the FCT to key into other ongoing projects of the association which include: Bank of the Industry’s value chain development, Nigeria Export Promotion Council’s technical training on international best practices and Abuja Enterprise Agency’s technical training on improved practices.