The Sokoto State Government have made available a N4bn loan for its medium and large-scale farmers for the growth and development of agriculture in the state.
The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Nagwari Tambuwal, disclosed this on Wednesday in the capital.
He added that the loan which was accessed from Zenith Bank, would specifically go to rural farmers to enable them to purchase basic farming inputs for the cultivation of crops for domestic consumption and export.
Alhaji Tambuwal also explained that the government it its capacity would try and modernize farming in the state by providing state-of-the-art equipment.
The commissioner added that a committee had already been set up to ensure that only genuine farmers benefited from the loan.