President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the immediate disbursement of Fertilizer Subsidy Funds to Small Holder Vulnerable Farmers in the country. This was stated in a Press Release from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
The statement said that beneficiary farmers have been enumerated in the data base of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with State Agricultural Development Project (ADP) staff, under the Economic Sustainability Plan, and Agriculture for Food and Jobs Plan (AFJP).
It went on to say that the disbursement will be in batches, starting with Batch A, covering 1,209,143 farmers, with total subsidy of N6,154,802,000. This will enable the farmer source fertilizer in the open market.
It encouraged farmers enumerated but without BVN and bank accounts to hasten to the nearest bank to open bank accounts and get BVN in order to benefit.
The statement maintained that farmers not yet enumerated are also encouraged to cooperate with the ADP’s and enumerators to get enumerated on their farms.
It commended the efforts of State Programme Managers,Master Trainers and Ex-N-Power beneficiaries for enumerating farmers nationwide.
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