A meeting was held with the Cross River State Government chapter of the Sesame Seed Association. In attendance was the National President Mr. Sherrif Balogun. A visitation was made to the honorable commissioner of agriculture and the permanent secretary.The official recommendation of the Cross River State Chapter of the Association and also told the commissioner concerning the anchor borrower program with they intend to run in Cross River State starting from this season. Emphasis was laid on the fact that Cross River has fertile land and can grow sesame seed.
The commissioner himself also mentioned he had written a book on agriculture and sesame seed was one of the crops which he discussed. The meeting was a success because the government promised to give them the necessary support the association needs.
A desk officer was immediately appointed in the ministry as representative of sesame seed which was not in existence before in Cross River.
In conclusion,the state also promised to help the state chapter to find a befitting office. The meeting ended on a very good note and the visit will be repeated and the anchor borrower program of sesame seed will be continued this season.