By Our Correspondent
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, to do more for Farmers as what it has done is not enough.
Masari made the call at the occasion of year 2020 Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme ACGS, best farmer award held in Katsina on Wednesday.
According to him, if we look at other sectors of the economy, what goes to agriculture is not enough.
He said access funds under agriculture should be made more easier to the farmers to enable them improve productivity.
The Governor who noted that, the commercial banks are only interested in traders, oil and importers because of low returns in agriculture, said profits without development will not take the state where it should be.
“Over 7 million people are farmers in Katsina state, investments in agriculture and livestock development if properly harnessed can sustain the state to attain the desired objective”, he posited.
While appreciating the CBN for what it has done so far for farmers in the state, the Governor enjoined the apex Bank to look inward to enable them reap more of it’s programmes.
Alhaji Dahiru Usman, the state branch controller of CBN earlier, appreciated the state government for the support extended to the Apex bank, adding that, this has no doubt indicated commitment for the development of agriculture in the state.