THE Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) has launched N16 billion for Anchor Debtors Programme.
The apex financial institution has additionally been applauded for its new overseas alternate coverage limiting foreign exchange entry for maize imports.
The Maize Affiliation of Nigeria (MAAN) mentioned the apex financial institution acted in the very best curiosity of the financial system, urging farmers to discover the alternatives offered by the restrictions to extend manufacturing capability.
MAAN President, Abubakar Bello spoke at a information convention in Abuja, itemizing the achievement of the final planting season.
He mentioned although the affiliation was focusing on about 25 million metric tonnes of maize manufacturing on this 12 months’s planting season, it would endure about 25 per cent discount as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on him, maize farmers have cultivated about 250,000 hectares of maize on this 12 months’s moist season farming.
He mentioned within the 2020 planting season, the CBN had supported the value-chain of maize manufacturing, offering the wanted enter from land preparations to harvesting, aggregation and storage.
Bello mentioned on this moist season programme, 250,000 hectares of land have been cultivated for maize by MAAN members, including that the group would work with its companions to double maize manufacturing.
He mentioned the apex financial institution has supported by offering excessive yielding maize seeds to all our members, including that with all these nice steps being taken by authorities, the nation might be self-sufficient in maize manufacturing within the subsequent few months if all of us imagine within the capability of our farmers and put our fingers on the plough.