FromA�Hafsat Adebayo, Bauchi
About 500 farmers in Bauchi State are to benefit from the state governmenta��s agricultural tractors loan facility, courtesy of the official visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the stateA�onA�Thursday.
The state Commissioner of Information, Umar Ibrahim Sade disclosed that farmers would be loaned the agricultural tractors at a rate of N15 million per unit with the instant down payment of 10% of the total cost.
The commissioner, said this at a press briefing in the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) BauchiA�yesterday, that during the visit, President Muhammadu Buhari is also expected to commission a number of development projects in Bauchi metropolis.
It would be recalled that the Bauchi State Government recently purchased 500 agricultural tractors from Hakar Engineering Limited for distribution to farmers through public-private-partnership, PPP arrangement.
The tractors are to be distributed to registered farmers and farmersa�� cooperatives in the state on loan to be repaid over a period of three years.
The President, during the visit is also expected to commission an Ultra referral hospital within the Nigerian Air Force, Special Command Base in Bauchi.
He, during the visit will also commission some completed roads in Bauchi metropolis. They are Awala to Gidan Mai, Gombe road to State House of Assembly, Fadaman Mada, and nine other roads in Azare Misau.