Niger State: Governor Sani Bello Inaugurates 2020 Wet Season Rice Farming

As part of efforts to ensure food security in Niger State, Governor Sani Bello represented by his Chief of State, Hon. Ibrahm Balarabe on Tuesday flag off the 2020 Wet Season Rice Farming

The program which has captured over 10, 000 beneficiaries is organized by Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

This loan facility guaranteed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under its ‘Anchor Borrower’s Scheme allows each beneficiary of the scheme to receive N60,000 cash from Unity Bank, to take care of the cost of labor on rice farms which would be repaid after harvest.

Inaugurating the wet season rice farming, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe urged RIFAN members in the state to take advantage of the mechanized farm equipment procured by the state for land preparation and development.

“The potential of Niger State in Agricultural sector is considerable, and the administration of Governor Abubakar Sadiq Sani Bello is determined to see the state take its rightful place going into the future”

He enjoined them to make good use of the opportunity offered by the exercise to contribute significantly to a buoyant post-COVID-19 economy recovery in the state.