ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2015In January 2015, the government of Nigeria announced a change in private-sector financial support.
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The Citizen, 23 January 2015, 'Jonathan approves N26bn for 2015 dry season farming': http://thecitizenng.com/headline-2/jonathan-approves-n26bn-for-2015-dry-season-farming/
Daniel Essiet, 'Dry season: Irrigation farming to the rescue', The Nation: http://thenationonlineng.net/dry-season-irrigation-farming-rescue/
Metro Watch News, 20 January 2014, 'FG Dedicates N14Bn to Dry Season Farming': http://metrowatchonline.com/fg-dedicates-n14bn-to-dry-season-farming/
On 23 January 2015, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan announced that the budget for the Dry Season Farming Programme of 2015 is going to be allotted with 26 billion Naira (USD 138 million). This is nearly double the amount of 2014's budget of 14 billion Naira.
The Dry Season Farming Programme figures under the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) Scheme and provides seeds as well as irrigation to farmers, as most of the country is void of irrigation facilities.