Ogun state government has intervened in the reported sale of fake application form by some people to youth seeking to participate in the anchor borrower programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the state.
The state government’s intervention, followed complaints from the apex bank on the sale of the forms given out for free to prospective farmers.
The state coordinator of the CBN programme, Tosin Ademuyiwa, speaking to newsmen in Abeokuta, said the state government immediately suspended the distribution of the form, after receiving the report from CBN.
Ademuyiwa, who is also the special adviser to the state governor on agriculture, explained that the application forms have been redesigned, to distinguish them from fake forms in circulation.
Disclosing that 10,126 forms have already been obtained by youths under the programme, Ademuyiwa said the programme is being considered to take off by March at the start of the raining season.