The Adamawa Fadama Office has disbursed more than 2.3 million dollars within the past two years under the Fadama III programme, an official disclosed.
Alhaji Tijjani Maksha, the Commissioner for Agriculture, disclosed this on in Yola while briefing officials of the World Bank Supervision Mission who visited the state.
Maksha said that the amount represented 63 per cent of the 4.1 million dollars allocated to the state under the programme.
He said that said that since the commencement of the programme in August 2009, a total of 158 Fadama Community Association (FCAs) had been established.
Youths in the state have been provided employment opportunities as it is with the case of Makera Youth Blacksmiths Fadama user Group (FUG) who are into fabrication of agricultural implements,’’ he said.
According to him, the group, which started with 53 members at inception, now has over 132 members.
In his remarks, Prof Adejo Odoh, the leader of the supervision team, commended the government for its commitment to the Fadama programme.
He said that the team was in Adamawa to review the level of implementation of the projects and the rate of payment of counterpart funding.