Fri. Jan 28th, 2022



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A 35-man committee has been inducted by the Rice Farmers Association, Sandamu Local Government Area chapter, Kastina state, to monitor the utilization and execution of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme in the area.

Alhaji Unman Nalado, the Chairman of the association, made this known this known, on Tuesday in Sandamu.

According to Nalado, the committee was made of two sub-committees at Local government and polling units cluster levels, adding that the local government committee comprised of 25 members to include the traditional rulers, the district heads and the ward heads to ensure close monitoring and execution.

He noted that the polling unit cluster committee included 10 persons mandated to report any act of diversion of the agricultural implements given to the registered farmers.

The chairman disclosed that 670 farmers received the agricultural implement which included bags of fertilisers, herbicides, seedlings, sprayers and water pumping machines. He expressed that no fewer than 431 farmers in Sandamu benefited from the programme in 2017

He stressed that the number of the hectare reported against the name of an individual farmer determined the quantity of the implements to be provided to him which would be refunded with bags of paddy rice after a year.

He however urged the farmers to make rational use of the implements, to generate employment and boost food security.