2021 Agric subsidy Grant: FG & AFAN Clashed On 6M Registered Farmers
2021 Agric subsidy Grant: FG & AFAN Clashed On 6M Registered Farmers: Mr. Andrew Kwasari, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture has said, the Federal Government registered 6 million farmers across the country for the fertilizer subsidy program
But this statement was refuted by the Presidency of the All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria. Kabir Ibrahim, the National President of All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in a statement, rejects the registration of 6 million farmers, as he is not aware of how the data were collected
The Federal Government through the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) claims that:
“These beneficiary farmers have been enumerated in the database of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with State Agricultural Development Project (ADP) staff, under the Economic Sustainability Plan, and Agriculture for Food and Jobs Plan (AFJP)”
“These beneficiary farmers have been enumerated in the database of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with State Agricultural Development Project (ADP) staff, under the Economic Sustainability Plan, and Agriculture for Food and Jobs Plan (AFJP).
“The disbursement will be in batches, starting with Batch A, covering 1,209,143 farmers, with a total subsidy of N6, 154,802,000. This will enable the farmer to source fertilizer in the open market.
Data for farm size, crop planted and the numbers bags needed are already collated during the survey collected by enumerators
Reactions from All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (Afan) In States Across The Country
“I am not aware of any of such and we have not been registered. We are not part of what they are doing.
“I think what should be of importance to the government now is how to address the rising food prices occasioned by the inability of farmers to go to their farms due to insecurity.
“They should not come and tell us that they are spending billions to capture farmers’ data or to registers farmers in Nigeria. We are not aware or part of it.”- Kabir Ibrahim, the National President of All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN)
“I am not aware of any registration or data capturing exercise yet,”- the Lagos State Chairman of the association, Chief Femi Oke, said he was not aware of the program.
“Before we are registered, the organ responsible will give us the terms of reference and from there, we will know what to expect but I can’t just say this is what we will expect without knowing what they want to do.”- Mahmoud Yakubu, AFAN Chairman, Bauchi State
“We have 52 commodities in the state and every commodity has a leader. I am the overall leader of all the farmers in the state. We have representatives for yam farmers, poultry farmers, fish farmers, and others. So, I may not know if members of sub-groups under AFAN have been asked to register.”- Alhaji Sulaimon Araokanmi, AFAN OSUN STATE
Facts On Fmardspace Afjp Fertilizer Subsidy Grant 2021
- The list is split into two batches: 1st batch and Second batch
- The 1st Batch AFJP Farmers list of Shortlisted Candidate is out
- Over N600 billion was approved to support all farmers across the country. For more information AFJP Farmers Loan Application portal
- Farmers whose BVN has been validated by NIBSS will be credited directly to their bank account.
- Payment processing begins this week as beneficiaries are been notified of ways to process their payment.