By Elizabeth Vincent
Bayelsa state chapter of Agro inputs dealers and maize growers processor Marketers association of Nigeria has called on the state government for assistance and collaboration to ensure the supply of food in the state.
Comrade Tams Singabele state chairman of the organization made the call following the destruction of farm produce by the ravaging flood of the 2020.
According to him our commitment towards ensuring the welfare of Farmers in achieving their goals is our major priority and this cannot be achieved without the input and collaboration of the state government.
“The association is duty bound to help farmers in processing corps, source for funding in the next months in readiness for the coming planting season.
” I want our farmers to wait a little bit for the future, as the Bank of Industry is doing its best to meet with our needs.
“Some of them have receive alerts of one hundred and eighty thousand naira, they want to withdraw it, for the yultide season.
When some of this Call’s come in he will ask them if is they’re the owners of the money or him,they will say no so why not wait for the supplies to collect their money first.
He further disclose that Anco borrowers program is cashless and you don’t have to see money, saying that the first inputs came in to bayalsa 22 of June 2020.
That unfortunately because of the flood we not planted , but thank God that we have finished clearing the land,of about one thousand two hundred hectres of land,I met with the commissioner for agric to give us tractor to start planting in the next two days.
Comrade Tams singabele said what we are doing here is basically from the CBN,but there was a time the state government invited us for a program similar to this, but since then we’ve not heard from them.
Further lament the challenges of what we are passing through basically is land if the state government can assist to help and clear the lands for us, using the medium to call on oil companies operating in the state like SHELL , CHEVRON’S, DAWOO and other companies to support the program.
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