Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Sunday, said the federal government had obtained a $163 million loan from the African Development Bank to support wheat production in the country.
”We have obtained $163 million loan from the African Development Bank to support wheat production. The scheme would be launched soon,” said Mr Shettima.
Mr Shettima stated this at the palace of the Emir of Argungu, Sumaila Mera when he paid a condolence visit to the Emirate and family of the late Sheikh Abubakar Giro.
He reaffirmed the determination of the current administration to fulfil all its promises to Nigerians, particularly in the agricultural sector.
The vice president also assured that food security would receive serious attention from the government.
“We need 10,000 hectares of land in Kebbi State. But the scheme would be well executed in Jigawa State with a cultivation of 50,000 hectares of land to boost wheat production,” Mr Shettima said.
In his remarks, the Emir of Argungu, who prayed for the unity and progress of Nigeria, thanked President Bola Tinubu and Mr Shettima for their support.