Jigawa State Government denies allegations of interest in agricultural loans to workers

The Jigawa State Government has denied rumours that the newly introduced agricultural loans for workers are aimed at charging interest to them.

The Agriculture Technical Adviser to the state governor, Dr. Saifullahi Umar, stated this while reacting to claims on social media that the programme would be interest-bearing.

DAILY POST reports that the Jigawa State Government recently launched the Jigawa Workers Agricultural Support Programme to enable government workers to achieve self-sufficiency in food production and ensure their families have a steady supply of nutritious food.

Explaining the situation, Dr. Umar said the state government had taken into consideration the current high food prices, limited resources and access to agricultural inputs, “This is to inform the public that the Jigawa State Workers Agricultural Support Programme is an interest-free agricultural input loan designed to enable the Jigawa State government and local government officials to achieve food security.”

“The public should therefore disregard the false claims circulating on social media that the program accrues interest,” he said.

Source: dailypost.ng

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