Edo Registers  50,000 Farmers  For CBN loan

The Edo State government has screened and registered no fewer than 50,000 farmers for the Central Bank of Nigeria loan in the 2016 cropping season.

Mr Abubakar Sule, Edo North Zonal Manager, Edo Agricultural Development Programme, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Auchi on Friday.

Sule said out of the 50,000 farmers, 25,000 were from Edo South, 10,000, Edo Central, while 15,000 were from Edo North.

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He said the CBN loan was being facilitated by the state government, adding that the individual farmers needed to belong to a cooperative society to be a beneficiary.
He said that farmers, who grow Maize, Rice, Cassava, Oil Palm and livestock such as poultry, piggery and fishery would benefit from the facility.

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Sule said that the gesture was the state government’s way of assisting farmers to boost food production in the state.

He said the state government had trained its extension service workers on how to guide the farmers to reduce risk and enhance farm yields.

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He said that EADP would ensure that farmers had access to variety of seeds and other high yielding inputs to enhance production.


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  1. olan says

    They tried

  2. Deji says

    R you kidding me

  3. Abu says

    Hehe OK then

  4. Andre says

    hmmmmmmm…. 50k? do we ve up to 50000 farmers here in edo state?? ??

  5. Ogunleke teslim opeyemi says

    Lets do for osum state too.

  6. Niyola jamiat says

    Dats nice good development

  7. Sammie says

    good government nice one..

  8. sammie SimpSon says

    Good development

    1. olan says

      How sure r you?

    2. Deji says

      How sure r you?

    3. Abu says

      How sure r you?

  9. Dotman says

    Good upgradement

  10. Sharks says

    Edo tried wella o

  11. amazing says

    That loan will go a long way in improving yield and output

  12. Tosin says

    Only Edo?
    Wah’re other state doing?

  13. Liam says

    Just a one year loan, am sure it will yield something tangible

    1. Chikels says

      Sure it will

  14. abbey says

    Good development

  15. Chikels says

    I love this news

  16. B.J says

    That’s a good start

  17. Sam says

    50,000 woaaah, and each and everyone of them will benefit if the got the right goods, Nice, thumbs up

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