Loan Documentation Dateline Extended
This is to bring to the notice of SEIFAC Member Farmers, visitors to SEIFAC website and the general public at large that another shift in dateline for loan documentation has become eminent as relevant stakeholders in the programme unanimously requested a shift in the dateline to enable Member Smallholder Farmers execute their loan documentation in order to benefit from the programme, in this regard, the new dateline is Saturday 3 July, 2021. On the other hand this extension became necessary SEIFAC PFI HERITAGE BANK PLC to roll-out another batch of SEIFAC Project Wallet Accounts for members who have not received their Wallet Accounts. SEIFAC and its PFI are working tirelessly on a technology that will ensure that all members who are yet to receive their Project Wallet Accounts shall receive, activate and execute their loan documentation within the extension period. We therefore call on all our members across the country to remain calm and resolute while we ensure the delivery of their Project Wallet Accounts to their respective cell phones whiles those who have changed their cell phone lines are enjoined to contact the SEIFAC Support Centre on SMS and WhatsApp requesting for their SEIFAC Project Wallet Account Number with their registered cellphone number (lost or in use), email address and full name for retrieval of their Wallet Accounts. During this period, SEIFAC Member Farmers’ that have activated their Wallet Accounts shall be receiving their SEIFAC/Heritage Bank co-branded ATM Cards with special features to the advantage of the Smallholder Farmers.
SEIFAC DISCLAIMS VEREM TURUGH
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 www.seifac.org, email addresses includes email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 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.