If an off-taker wants a hundred tons of whatever items, the costing would be done at the agric mall, before which the volume of land for the product must have been determined
Micro Credit Intervention Scheme, we began with only N250m and later increased it. Maybe we will later break it down into manufacturing and stuffs like that but let us see what we can get out of the N150m first. As we progress, there will always be need for adjustment, introduction of new ideas and all that.
What is your assessment of the programme on the lives of the people in the state?
One thing is that people have access to cheaper funds because of the low interest rate. Of course, what we invested in the programme has not been a waste. It has spread across; we have been able to deepen trade and investment in the state. The beauty of it is that it is not just within the state capital, but it is spread all over the state. The off-taker agric demand extension, for example, is in all the 16 local governments of the state. When we also gave out the taxis it went round the whole state, as did the buses and motorcycles.
Mr. Olusegun Soewu