Rice farmers in Gombe who benefited from dry season farming inputs under the Nigerian government’s Anchor Borrower Programme have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for investing in the agriculture sector.
Some of the beneficiaries, who gave the commendation in Gombe on Monday, said that four bags of fertilizer, a bag of improve variety of rice seed water pump and insecticide were given for a hectare.
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in the state has commenced the distribution of farming inputs to the beneficiaries for 2019 dry season farming.
Mr. Hamisu Ahmadu said the Nigerian government’s gesture under President Muhammadu Buhari had helped them to get good yields in dry season farming.
According to him, the gesture will encourage them to continue with farming to boost their economy and that of the country at large.
He added that he received the inputs for three hectares and assured the government of using it judiciously and repay back on time.
A female rice farmer, Maryam Usman, said the programme would help in improving the economy of the country as they were engaging youths to work for them on daily payment.