IFAD distributes cash: The support program of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support IFAD-CASP on Sunday distributed cash and pet to five farmers in Sokoto.
Presenting the points to the beneficiaries, the Governor Aminu Tambuval of Sokoto described the IFAD as a formidable pillar in agricultural development, and on the other hand he alleviated the level of poverty among people.
Tambuval, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Sani Shuni, thanked the IFAD for the gesture and asked more of them to keep up the pace.
“This gesture is one of the main tools of any good governance, because it enhances agriculture and food security among society.
“In this way, we will ensure that the system is fully supported in order to increase our agricultural activities and increase incomes among rural residents,” said Tambuval.
The Governor further urged the beneficiaries to reasonably use the gesture to achieve the desired goal, as provided.
The state program coordinator, Alhaji Aminu Dogon-Daja, said that this gesture matched the search for IFAD to solve the problem of poverty among the country’s rural population.
“Therefore, IFAD found it necessary to come up with methods that will help reduce the situation in the framework of the N-Agripreneurs program.
“Thus, about 70 people will benefit from various types of business according to the developed program, of which five people were selected from five local authorities for Animal Traction.
“The selected beneficiaries were also provided with $ 70,000 for take-off, and they will pay only 50 percent of the amount, as indicated in the IFAD-CASP N-Agripreneurs,” he said.
Dogon Daja also reaffirmed IFAD’s commitment to restoring lost glory in the agricultural sector and ensured the sustainability of such programs for the development of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
One of the beneficiaries, Malam Yusuf Abubakar from the local government of Illela, thanked IFAD for the gesture and assured him of good use.
He said that before the IFAD intervention, the beneficiaries face many problems in their environment, as they do not have sufficient agricultural tools to take care of such problems.