Alhaji Nagwari Tambuwal, Sokoto State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, said the State Government had accessed N4billion loan for its medium and large-scale farmers.
Nagwari who stated this at a ministerial briefing in Sokoto on Wednesday added that the loan was accessed from Zenith Bank.
He said the loan would specifically go to rural farmers to enable them to purchase basic farming inputs for the cultivation of crops for domestic consumption and export.
He added that a committee had been constituted to ensure that only genuine farmers benefited from the loan.
The commissioner stressed that the
State Government was determined to provide state-of-the-art equipment to modernise farming in the state.
He also said the government was poised to encourage youths’ participation to promote all year round farming.