Emefiele charges Nigerians on agric boom

Emefiele charges Nigerians on agric boom   The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele says the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme of the Bank, has emphasised the need for all stakeholders to sustain current efforts championed by the bank to galvanize agricultural production towards meeting the requirements of Nigeria’s growing population. Mr. Emefiele gave the charge in Zauro, Kebbi State, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, during the flag-off of the 2020 wet season harvest aggregation and 2020 dry season input distribution under the CBN-Rice Farmers’ Association of…

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CBN to finance 1.6 million farmers this year

CBN, Isaac Okoroafor, Economy, Recession

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is to provide agricultural funding for about 1.6 million farmers during the 2020 wet planting season. The apex disclosed bank would support the farmers in the cultivation and production of 10 key agro-commodities, The CBN outlined the commodities to include cotton, rice, oil palm, tomato, cassava, poultry, fish, maize, cocoa and livestock/dairy. Yila Yusuf, the bank’s Director, Development Finance Department, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja at the the  inauguration of farm inputs distribution for cotton farmers for the 2020 planting season. Yusuf said…

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