The FG has empowered 500,000 maize farmers in six years across the country through anchor borrower programmes of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
This was disclosed by National president of Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria , Mr. Sani Bello together with his team mate during a courtesy visit to the Emire of Katsina Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman in the emire’s palace Katsina.
He added that, the present administration of president Muhammadu Buhari has risen the productions of Maize to some extent through anchor borrower program. From 2015 to date, maize production was increased from 8 million tones (in 2015) to 20 million tones in 2021.
In his remarks, the Emire of Katsina call the attention of the Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria to be honest in excuting their duties and not apply politics in their regular activities, he urge them to give equal treatment to the members irrespective of their political parties.