By Tony Edike
ENUGUâ€”EIGHTEEN FADAMA Community Associations in Enugu state have received loans worth millions of naira for the execution of various agricultural projects under the FADAMA III programme, which has taken off in the state.
The FADAMA III Project jointly financed by the Federal Government, World Bank, African Development Bank and Enugu state government is aimed at supporting farmers to develop animal husbandry such as piggry, poultry as well as crop farming as part of efforts to achieve food security and sufficiency for Nigerians.
Each of the 18 associations received cheques for various amounts of money ranging from N1million to N1.6million.
Governor Sullivan Chime represented at the occasion by his Deputy, Sunday Onyebuchi, presented the cheques to the representatives of the benefitting FADAMA Community Associations (FCAs) during the formal launch of the project at the Michael Okpara Square Enugu.
Speaking at the occasion, Chime said the FADAMA III project was intended to assist the farmers improve their activities in the agricultural sector, adding that the state government has commenced payment of its counterpart contributions to the project to ensure its successful execution in the state.