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How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by ManirBK: 10:37am On Jul 21, 2018
Although Kebbi State has originally been a farming community, especially in rice production, however, the state came to limelight with its potentials in rice production realised at the advent of President Buhari and Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu”s administration, three years back in November 2015.


This happened when massive rice production was launched in the state by the federal government aimed at making the country self-sufficient in rice production through the, “Anchor Borrowers’ Program”.

The Anchor Borrowers’ program is a loan initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to over 70,000 rice farmers in the state. It is a tripartite arrangement between the federal, state and rice millers who are the uptakers.


Under the Anchor Borrowers’ loan scheme, the CBN has expended over 15 billion naira in providing cash and farming inputs to farmers such as improved rice seeds, fertilizer, watering machine and herbicides. Part of the initiative of the program was also to stop the massive importation of foreign rice into the country, which so far, it has achieved and saved the country’s hard earned foreign earnings.

According to the minister of agriculture, Mr Audu Ogbeh, Kebbi’s rice revolution has helped the country, not only to save its foreign currency, but also to cut down importation of foreign rice into the country to about 80 to 90 per cent. Rice production has also helped to boost the economy of the state significantly.

The commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Ibrahim Augie, while briefing the media on the activities of his ministry, opined that, “Since the inception of this administration in 2015, Kebbi government generates over 6 billion within last two years”, he said.

Kebbi State has vast potentials in the production of rice, over 80 per cent of Kebbi people are farming communities that engage in cultivation of crops, particularly rice for domestic use and commercial purpose. The state has vast, fertile Fadama land, suitable for different types of crop production all year round or for two seasons of rain and dry season. The commonest crop produced by people in the state is rice.


In virtually all the 21 local government areas of the state, rice is produced in large quantities, even before the introduction of CBN Anchor Borrowers’ Program, aimed at assisting rice and wheat farmers for increased production by the federal government.

In November 2015, President Buhari was in the state to flag off rice and wheat dry season farming, as well as the CBN ‘Anchor Borrowers’ Programme’, a loan assistance scheme to boost rice production, targeting 70, 000 farmers. This has projected Kebbi State’s potential in food production, especially rice, which has come to limelight since the introduction of CBN ‘Anchor Borrowers’ Program”, which earned the state respect of President Buhari for his diversification agenda as the country faced dwindling oil fortunes at that time and helped the economy out of recession.

https://leadership.ng/2018/07/20/how-kebbi-revolutionised-rice-farming-in-nigeria/

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by ManirBK: 10:37am On Jul 21, 2018
What a Massive achievement.
100% Buhari in kebbi
https://leadership.ng/2018/07/18/kebbi-accounts-for-nigerias-3-6mt-rice-production-shehu/
FarmTech Pavore9

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by OLORIPAPA: 10:44am On Jul 21, 2018
I love this...quite commendable

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:45am On Jul 21, 2018
God bless the OP.
God bless Kebbi State.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by Redoil: 11:07am On Jul 21, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
God bless the OP. God bless Kebbi State. GOD BLESS NIGERIA.
guy you no get work i hear say ur bbq is tastless

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by naijaguy123456(m): 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2018
This is nice but why dress like than showcasing a farm or produce. You've got to dress like real farmer would.
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by mmb(m): 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2018
Kudos to President Buhari for his support in revolutionising agriculture in the country.

Cross River is in the pipeline now.

Buhari you have our vote come 2019.

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by nairavsdollars(f): 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2018
Where is LAKE rice?

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by mknigeriagreat: 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2018
How to know a good governor is not only by managing the Federal govt monthly allocation properly but increasing the state IGF. How many state governors can boldly beat his chest that he makes an average of 2 billion naira monthly from igf. Most of them are bad managers and all they do is wait for monthly stipends they collect from the federal govt. They should learn from states like this. Even local govt chairmen and councilors should be able to generate funds not just be spenders alone. Kudos to kebbi

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by justi4jesu(f): 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2018
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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by Flexherbal(m): 2:34pm On Jul 21, 2018
Lovely!
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by ruffhandu: 2:35pm On Jul 21, 2018
I hope govt will do same
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by Nobody: 2:36pm On Jul 21, 2018
These are not NOISE MAKERS.
U rarely find such people nowadays.
Imagine if this GOVERNOR was Tonto Dike...??

This Governor deserves a lecturing and counseling position in the USA.

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by ruffhandu: 2:36pm On Jul 21, 2018
I hope govt will do same in other areas. Extend the Anchor Borrowers' program to cocoa farmers and for oil palm plantations.

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by FedericGodwin: 2:36pm On Jul 21, 2018
You see. This is a productive Governor who is minding his business unlike the "Fake Rock" Fayose busy abusing everybody including the dead.
God bless pmb and this Gov.

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by thesis(m): 2:36pm On Jul 21, 2018
Nice development
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by edelweiss(f): 2:37pm On Jul 21, 2018
nairavsdollars:
Where is LAKE rice?
Lagos-kebbi rice

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by anonymuz(m): 2:38pm On Jul 21, 2018
Soon cows will eat up that farm and bubu will support his fellow herder with guns
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by dbynonetwork: 2:38pm On Jul 21, 2018
Kebbi state and their dirty stony rice.
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by Pavore9: 2:39pm On Jul 21, 2018
EVILFOREST:
These are not NOISE MAKERS.
U rarely find such people nowadays.
Imagine if this GOVERNOR was Tonto Dike...??

This Governor deserves a lecturing and counseling position in the USA.

Why counselling position?
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by dbynonetwork: 2:39pm On Jul 21, 2018
EVILFOREST:
These are not NOISE MAKERS.
U rarely find such people nowadays.
Imagine if this GOVERNOR was Tonto Dike...??

This Governor deserves a lecturing and counseling position in the USA.



We don't need terrorist lecturers here in US...
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by blackaxe78: 2:40pm On Jul 21, 2018
anonymuz:
Soon cows will eat up that farm and bubu will support his fellow herder with guns

Is your head paining you.

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by dimeji1(m): 2:43pm On Jul 21, 2018
You only see this rice in town during Christmas or ileya Festival.

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by Mikeparlo12(m): 2:44pm On Jul 21, 2018
Wealth for Nigerians by Nigerians. Laudable

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by Suko110(m): 2:48pm On Jul 21, 2018
I'm really loving this rice production by states, very commendable. The only problem is our mentality of greed and sharp practices. All the same weldone Mr governor

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by Nobody: 2:54pm On Jul 21, 2018
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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by Paretomaster1(m): 2:55pm On Jul 21, 2018
dimeji1:
You only see this rice in town during Christmas or ileya Festival.

Says who? I saw this rice in lokoja last week, and it's from WACOT in Kebbi state...

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by dontbothermuch: 2:56pm On Jul 21, 2018
Kebbi, always on the news for good reasons
Most peaceful state

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by ManirBK: 2:59pm On Jul 21, 2018
Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by ManirBK: 3:02pm On Jul 21, 2018
dbynonetwork:
Kebbi state and their dirty stony rice.
E pain am

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Re: How Kebbi Revolutionised Rice Farming In Nigeria by obembet(f): 3:02pm On Jul 21, 2018
Good for them but Henslmen will.not visit the place oo

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