FG Obtains $163m AfFB Loan to Boost Wheat Production – VP Shettima
The Federal Government has secured a $163 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfFB) to bolster wheat production within the country.
This disclosure was made by Vice President, Kashim Shettima when he paid a condolence visit to Alhaji Sumalia Mera the Emir of Argungu, and the family of late Sheikh Abubakar Giro in Kebbi on Sunday according to reports from News Agency of Nigeria.
Shettima reiterated the commitment of his principal’s administration to fulfilling all its pledges to Nigerians, particularly in the agricultural sector. He also emphasized the government’s dedication to prioritizing food security.
- In his words, “Two million jumbo cashew seedlings are in place and would be planted in the affected states.
- “We have obtained a 163 million dollar loan from the African Development Bank to support wheat production. The scheme will be launched on November 10th.
- “We need 10,000 hectares of land in Kebbi State. But the scheme would be well executed in Jigawa State with a cultivation of 50,000 hectares of land to boost wheat production.”