The Central Bank of Nigeria, through its Borrowers Program, distributed pesticides and fertilizers to approximately 227 rice farmers in the state of Beyls.
The chairman of the government of the Nigerian rice farmers association, Ezikel Ogbanko, who yesterday reported this during the flag of the wind season in Jenago, thanked the federal government for initiating a scheme of anchor borrowers to support farmers in all states.
He said: "We met here today to distribute the CBN's contributions to farmers and to remove the wet season in Bayels, already, we purchased 5,000 hectares of land through eight local governments, we ended up in the dry season, however, we are still waiting for the harvest.
"That's why I urge all farmers not to be discouraged, but it's more difficult for us to absorb enough rice for people in the state and the nation as a whole."
Ezbod Stanley, CBN's chief manager, Bayelsa Office, urged farmers to make good use of the materials.
One of the Polish farmers, Pere Etecu, said that he was happy to participate in the program and promised to use these materials well.