Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has alleged that politics has been used to disclaim the state entry to agricultural loans supplied by the Central Financial institution of Nigeria.
Governor Wike made the accusation when he hosted the Minister of State for Agriculture, and Rural Growth, Mustapha Baba Shehuri on the Authorities Home, Port Harcourt, on Monday.
The governor decried the scenario the place each subject within the nation together with agriculture has been politicised as an alternative of implementing such coverage dispassionately to realize the meant meals safety and jobs for the youths.
“I believe, I’m a kind of States that no one offers loans for agriculture. I don’t know what hatred the Central Financial institution Governor has for us? We have no idea.
“We now have been listening to of ANCHOR borrower this and ANCHOR that. However when it issues Rivers State, you’ll hear plenty of issues.”
Governor Wike defined that in an idle scenario devoid of politics, the Central Financial institution of Nigeria will companion with the Rivers State authorities to realize the goals of organising the state-owned cassava processing plant.
“Please inform the Governor of Central Financial institution to recollect us too, that we’re a part of Nigeria. After we utilized, they stated this mortgage was N5 billion. We now have utilized for multiple 12 months now. They stated we should always carry this and convey that.
“They stated we should always carry the co-corporative societies and I say this the place the politics come from. If I need to eat authorities cash, I can sit right here and write cooperative societies. The earlier administration took loans and stated they gave them to cooperative societies of over N3 billion. Who’re these corporative societies? And the cash went off like that.
Governor Wike stated even with out the loans from the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, his administration is reaching a revolution in cassava processing that can create jobs for teenagers and enduring patronage for farmer of us.
He stated the State authorities will invite the Minister of Agriculture to fee the cassava processing plant. In accordance with him, many corporations have keyed in already to purchase off what can be processed.
“We now have over 3000 farmers who’ve registered. From them, the corporate will purchase off all their produce. We’re proud of this feat.”
CBN Gov hates us, refuses to grant agricultural loans to Rivers – Gov Wike