Bank of Agriculture (BOA) in Bauchi disburses loan to 210 Farmers


By; Mohammed Kawu, Bauchi.
The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) and Bauchi State Government has commence disbursement of Agricultural loan to 210 farmers in Bauchi, according to the Special Assistant to Bauchi State Governor on Development Partners and NGOs, Malam Mansur Manu Soro.
Soro, who Thursday told the press that so far, a total of 210 farmers has been paid under the first batch while the second batch is being processed, said the development is in line with the understanding reached between the Bank and the State Government on providing farmers with access to credit.
“The administration of Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar recognizes the fact that Bauchi State with an estimated population of about 6million people and a total land mass of 49,119km (which is larger than Switzerland at 41,600km2 and Cyprus at 9,125km2) possessed all the necessary conditions for agriculture to flourish, thus the resolve to vigorously reposition the sector”.
While responding one of the beneficiaries Mahmud Shuaibu, a farmer from Katagum Local Government Area of the state expressed his appreciation to Governor Mohammed Abubakar for his administration’s efforts in securing the facility and promise to use the funds judiciously.


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