The federal ministry of agriculture and rural development has refuted allegations linking it to the promoters of CAPFIS program.
In a statement signed by the ministry’s director of Information,
Tony Ohiare and made available to LEADERSHIP on Friday, it said “The ministry wishes to inform the general public, that it does not know the promoters of the advertisement (Programme) and has not given expressed support in any form to the said programme.
Accordingly the Ministry, advised the public to cross check the authenticity of such advertised programmes with the Ministry before getting involved.
The statement reads “It has come to the notice of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development that certain individual/individuals have placed an advertisement in the internet inviting people to register in a certain programme named CAPFIS.
“According to the advertisement, participants in the programme will get the following benefits: Two weeks intensive training on mechanized cassava cultivation, Allotment of cassava and 5 hectares to cultivate cassava to each participant and 3 day bonus training on heliculture (snail farming) and aquaculture (cat fish farming).
The advertisement further promised Provision of accommodation,N20,000 monthly allowances, 25% accrued profit on inter cropping opportunity and N1,000,000 after 8-9 months.
The statement further stated that the advertisement also said the programme is supported by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.