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CBN to empower 30,000 farmers in Bauchi

AS part of the efforts of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to cushion the effect of the economic recession in the country, the Apex Bank through its programme  Anchor Borrowers Program (ABP) has  targeted 30,000 farmers in Bauchi state to promote agriculture and generate more  jobs for the teeming youths  in the state.

Speaking with newsmen shortly  after the stakeholders meeting held at BSADP conference hall Bauchi , the Deputy Director, Development and  Finances of CBN Bauchi,  Masa’ud Ibrahim Tulu, said though the target  in Bauchi was  30, 000 farmers adding that already  over 10,000 had registered, opened account with five Banks of FCMB, UBA, Sterling, Jaiz and BOA.

According to him,  under the scheme CBN would screen registered farmers and  train the extension workers to make up with the Agricultural  technology and the structures of the Scheme.