Chairman of Mikang Local Government Area of Plateau State Ezekiel Pabuet, has said his administration has concluded arrangement to give out soft loans to Youths who are graduates in his locality in order for them to be involved in farming in order for them to be self dependent.
According to him “The Local government has made arrangements through the state government for fertilisers to be given out to farmers at a subsidised price in order to boost agricultural activities in the Local Government Area.
The Council boss stated this yesterday in Jos during a conversation on the state owned Radio station.
Hon. Pabuet said Agriculture is the main bane of the economy and there is serious need to go back to it, “ That is why I have taken immediate decision to encourage the Youths especially graduate with soft loans to go back to farming because what they are neglecting has the potentials of changing their lives and that is what we want to put into test and will monitor them to ensure they become successful”.
On his Part the chairman of Kanke LGC Hon. Panshak Yohanna said he has also started given out loans to encourage Youths participate in the production of a cash crop known as Suya beans in his locality.
In a related development , the Management Committee Chairman of Bokkos Local Government, Mr. Luka Makut, said he has inaugurated the construction of over 35 km feeder roads across the council.
Our Correspondent observed that the feeder roads includes that of Maiyanga Tanti – Baba road, Tanti – Daffo road and Maikatako – Fanjur-Barkin -Ladiborder road.
While inaugurating the construction of over 35 km feeder roads network, Makut said the council embarked on the project so as to provide succour to the citizens.
“We have been disturbed and worried over the suffering and plight of the people of these communities in conveying their farm produce to the markets.
“It was based on these cogent reasons that we took a bold step to construct the roads in spite of our lean resources, “ he said.
Makut expressed the hope that the road projects, when completed, would cushion the suffering of the affected communities.
He assured the citizens of the desire of the management committee to provide them with basic amenities that would better their living conditions.
Makut explained that the council was executing the project through direct labour in order to cut down cost, considering the prevailing financial situation in the country.
He opined that the roads when completed would not only ease the transportation problems being faced by farmers, but would serve as means of communication between the communities.

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