The Smallholder Economic Interest Farmers Agricultural Cooperative (SEIFAC) has disclaimed one Mr. Verem Turugh who has been parading himself as the Chairman of the Cooperative.

The National Programme Coordinator (NPC) Mr. Patrick Abur in a disclaimer notice cautioned SEIFAC Members to be aware of the fraudulent antics of Mr. Turugh who has being issuing out fake letters on the social media and radio messages and carrying out transactions in the name of SEIFAC at a period when he was already suspended indefinitely from the Cooperative.

The Statement added that it has nothing to do with the said Turugh in any form stressing that SEIFAC members should disregard all ill tissues of lies emanating from Mr. Turugh who has been squeeze by the law enforcement agents and is currently languishing in the Police Facility at the Benue State Command Headquarters in Makurdi.

The statement asked those interested to participate in the Cluster Farming activities which are geared to enable smallholder farmers gain group dynamism, economy of scale, collective bargaining power and above all capable of lifting the smallholder farmers out of avoidable poverty. The NPC further urged members that the only official source of information for its members is its website, SEIFAC does not operate any social media handle targeted at disseminating information to its members and the general public is on the cooperative’s website, email addresses includes,, and on the phone, at its National Support Centre is 0813 238 5944.

The NPC of SEIFAC Mr. Patrick Abur stated that SEIFAC in partnership with its Participating Financial Institute (PFI) Heritage Bank PLC has commenced the production of its co-branded ATM Cards which also serves as membership Identity Cards – first of its kind in the country on commercial scale with special features like SEIFAC Logo, farmer’s passport photograph, name, LGA, State of registration and SEIFAC Registration Number which shall be available soon for collection by the farmers for operation of their SEIFAC Project Wallet Account which is to cone prior to the much anticipated loan disbursement.