The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending, NIRSAL, has commenced the distribution of farm inputs to farmers in Ogun. In a statement issued on Sunday, in Abuja, Ms Anne Ihugba, the Head, Corporate Communications of NIRSAL, said that maize, rice and cassava farmers in the state would benefit from the input distribution.
Ihugba said the inputs would be distributed to the farmers under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). She explained that farmers would receive herbicides, certified seeds, crop protection products, Nitrogen Phosphorus and Potassium (NPK) and urea fertilisers.
The spokesperson said that mechanisation services would also be rendered to the farmers for land preparation. Ihugba also quoted Mrs. Jumoke Ilo, the Head of NIRSAL’s Project Monitoring, Reporting and Remediation Office (PMRO) in Ogun, as saying that NIRSAL, through the ABP, is committed to addressing the challenges of smallholder farmers in the state. (NAN)
SOURCE: DAILY TRUST