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Anchor Borrowers: Kebbi sets to celebrate 5th Anniversary

Anchor Borrowers: Kebbi sets to celebrate 5th Anniversary

By Auwal Ilyasu, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi state government on Monday announced that it has completed all plans to host the 5th Anniversary celebration of the Anchor Borrowers programme of the Federal Government in the state.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the steering committee for the celebration, Alhaji Sulaiman Muhammad Argungu.

The chairman who doubles as the Chief of Staff to Governor Atiku Bagudu told journalists that the event would be graced by the Minister for Agriculture, Sabo Nanono along with the Governor of the Central Bank (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefele as well as the state governor Abubakar.

According to him the committee had invited other governors, Ministers, Senators, as well as other members of the national assembly. The chairman added that the representatives of captain of industries, the business community from the Republic of Benin as well as chairman and Secretaries of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in the state.

According to a statement that was issued by Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, rice pyramids had sprung up in Zauro community a suburb of Birnin Kebbi the state capital.

He said the pyramids were in preparation for the celebration of the programme which was launched in the state by President Muhammadu Buhari, in November 2015.

The Anchor Borrowers is a financial programme of the Federal Government which was being financed by the CBN. Dakingari stated that the state governor has expressed satisfaction with the level of preparations for the celebration.

He said the governor who inspected venue for the event disclosed that within five years of the programme, it had revolutionized agriculture in Nigeria and that it has led to massive rice production for self-sufficiency and food security.

According to Dakingari, Bagudu said: “The Scheme has energized and empowered farmers in the state to embarking on wet and dry season rice cultivation with enormous success in harvest”.

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