28th April, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has described Agriculture as a centre piece of socio-economic growth and development.
The Governor stated this when he granted in audience the National President of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria Alhaji Aminu Goronyo who paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Yola.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla said that with out Agriculture, no any meaningful development could be achieved, stressing that any nation that neglects Agriculture it's people were in total disarray and shambles.
He pointed out that his Administration made Agricultural sector as one of the top most priority .
According to Governor Jibrilla, the present government has procured over One Hundred and Five Tractors (105) and other farming impliments and had distributed to farmers of Adamawa state at a subsidised rate all with a view to enhance farming activities and boost food production.
He appreciated the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari for introducing Anchor - Borrowers scheme to farmers and described the programme as timely, stressing that the programme is a grassroots programme.
Earlier, the National President of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria Alhaji Aminu Goronyo had commended Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for the support and cooperation being giving to Adamawa farmers.
He said that Adamawa state Government has done it's best in terms of Agricultural revolution and urged other states Governors to emulate Governor Bindow.
Also in her remarks, the representative of the Central Bank of Nigeria Hajiya Amina Umar commended the Adamawa state Government for taking the Anchor Borrowers scheme a serious programme, adding that the scheme is a linkage between the Anchors and small scale farmers ,assuring that Central Bank of Nigeria will continue to support the programme for the sustainability and the development of Agric business in the country.