More agriculture loans but longstanding bottlenecks remain

By CSL analysts According to local media reports, the Minister for Agriculture, Sabo Nanono through an information official of the Agric ministry announced plans by the ministry to provide relief for farmers in form of interest-free loans, and effective input subsidisation. According to the statement credited to the minister’s representative, the relief is for the recent covid-19 disruptions to farming activities and flooding in Kebbi, Jigawa and Kano states. In addition, the minister stated the interest-free loans would be provided through a partnership of the Agric ministry and the Central…

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