SAfER: Oyo Govt To Disburse Additional N340.2m To 1,227 Farmers – Sheikh Akeugbagold 

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Chairman, Agric Credit  Corporation of Oyo State (ACCOS), Sheikh Taofeek Akeugbagold on Thursday, hinted that the state government is to commence disbursement of N340.270 million to eligible crop farmers across the seven zones of the state 

Addressing journalists on the progress of the SAfER programme, Sheikh Akeugbagold hinted that the disbursement  commenced from Friday, February 9, 2024. 

Sheikh Akeugbagold maintained that the project has been non-partisan as it is available for the generality of legitimate farmers and would-be farmers of the state including the youths that were trained by the state government under the YEAP programme.

According to him, in view of the present economic hardship in the country, the corporation has been given a marching order to better the lots of the peasants most importantly in the area of agriculture.

Breaking down how funds for the 4th batch will be disbursed across the various zones of Oyo State as from Friday 9th February, 2024, he said, Ibadan I would be undertaken by Bank of Agriculture, Ibadan.75.950m for 269 beneficiaries while  Ibadan II would be handled by Onibuore Microfinance Bank ,N132.250m for 474 beneficiaries.

“Oyo: Bank of Agriculture, Oyo N24.50m for 87 beneficiaries. Oke-Ogun I: Ifedapo beneficiaries Microfinance, N 26.270m for 93 beneficiaries. “Oke-Ogun II: Bank of Agriculture, Iseyin, N13.450m for 53 beneficiaries”, he said.

Sheikh Akeugbagold added,  “Ogbomoso: Randalpha Microfinance Bank N44.200m for 159 beneficiaries,  Ibarapa: lgboora Microfinance Bank, N23.650m for 92 beneficiaries.”

Assuring that real farmers that missed out from all the batches that have been previously considered will be taken care  of once the payment is coming forth, Sheikh Akeigbagold implored fresh graduates who are interested in agricultural practices to approach the corporation to access fund.

New Nigerian recalls that  N416.850m was recently disbursed to 1,407 farmers across the state in the third batch of the programme. 

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