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HERDSMEN DESTROYED N10B FARMSLANDS IN ADAMAWA, CBN LOAN BENEFICIALS STRANDED CAN’T PAY LOANS

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BARNABAS MANYAM

YOLA

Fulani herdsmen have destroyed farms worth more than N10B in Adamawa.State making the CBN loan beneficials stranded and unable to repay their loans which they collected for massive agricultural production.

Beneficiaries of  Federal Government sponsored loans from the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN on agriculture in Adamawa state under the auspices of ‘Tallafa multipurpose cooperative society have become stranded unable to meet the dateline to repay back these loans.

Those who collected have become victims of herdsmen attacks rendering their hardwork useless as thousands of cows have feasted on their farms. They have called on the CBN to extend the loan repayment date so that the farmers can meet up in 2022.

They are pleading for the extension of the terms of repayment following herders/farmers crisis that claims lives and farmlands overtaken by the cattle rearers worth more than N10B in Adamawa State.

 The beneficiaries who seek for an extension through a letter to the CBNd signed by the president and secretary of the Association of non- micro finance institutions of Nigeria, Felicity Adama Manna and peter Joctkthan who is their facilitators said most of the beneficiaries have abandoned their farms due to communal clashes because they cannot account for their farms.

Thousands of these farmers have also cried out to the CBN since herders and farmers don’t have insurance cover policy in the country, it would be impossible to compensate the colossal loss of farmers who are directly the beneficiaries to enable the association meet up to their earlier agreed terms of repayment either from its side or the farmers.

The multipurpose cooperative therefore request the CBN that the date of repayment be extended to 2022 to enable it locate the beneficiaries of the loan for possible payments who have either been killed or have ran away from the farms because of herdsmen attack.

The Association of non-micro finance Institutions of Nigeria in Adamawa state had written to the national president of the association intimating the office of brutal killings of farmers by herdsmen in the state which has made the farmers stranded.

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