No fewer than 120, 000 rice farmers in Kano State would benefit from the federal government’s Anchor Borrower programme for this year’s dry season farming.

The state chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu disclosed in an interview in Kano yesterday.

He said already the list of the registered farmers had been forwarded to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for verification and processing of the loan facility.

He disclosed that each farmer would receive a loan package of not less than N220,000 comprising inputs and certain amount of money for payment of labour. About 150, 000 rice farmers registered for the programme but the number had to be reduced to 120,000 due issue of BVN.