No farmer benefited from CBN’s 8bn Agric loan given to Umahi – APGA guber candidate


The Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Professor Benard Ifeanyi Odoh has accused Governor David Nweze Umahi’s Government of embezzling eight billion Naira given by Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN as Agric loan to farmers.

The former Secretary to Ebonyi State Government, Odoh who resigned in 2018 said that over 3000 Ebonyians are in prisons in Lagos State and other different parts of the country.

Odoh stated this while speaking to some indigenes of Ebonyi State in Anambra State on Sunday.

He further said that prices of goods are higher in Ebonyi State more than Anambra, Imo, Enugu and Abia States.

According to him, “when I was SSG to Ebonyi State, I told Umahi instead of building flyovers everywhere, let’s empower the poor farmers, our brothers hawking in Lagos State and other places, but the system refused.

“Today, over 3000 of our brothers are in prison in Lagos State. This is very bad.

“Over 4000 workers were retired from civil service in Ebonyi, no replacement till today.

“In the last seven years, CBN has given eight billion Naira loan for farmers but I can tell you that no farmer benefited one Naira from that loan.”