The Daura chapter of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) today in Katsina State told the newsmen that one hundred and thirteen farmers had deliberately refused to repay or even show interest of repaying the loan.
The Local RIFAN Chairman,Malam Nura Baure stated that more than five hundred bags of rice had been received from other beneficiaries as repayment for the loan.
The chairman further explained that the decision to take legal action against the defaulters was because their repayment period had elapsed.
Baure further stated that the farmers were supplied fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides, improved rice seedlings, sprayers, and water pumping machines.
Chairman added that the stipulated guidelines governing eligibility, disbursement, and repayment of the loan indicated that the facility must be repaid within one year, failure of which beneficiaries would be sanctioned.