Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said on Monday that Nigeria and South Africa are planning to sign an agreement on a post bank and agriculture.
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The governments of Lagos and Kebbi States have signed a joint venture agreement for the establishment of a modern and commercially viable rice mill complex aimed at increasing Nigeria’s capacity to grow and produce rice for local consumption and enhancing the country’s food sufficiency.
The Kano State Government on Thursday in Kano formally launched the state/CBN Anchor Borrowers Scheme in its efforts to diversify agricultural production for food security, job creation and economic diversification.
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The Bank’s President Akinwumi Adesina was speaking at the 7th Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), where he was awarded the FARA Leadership Prize for advancing agricultural science, technology and innovation in Africa.
The President of National Cashew Association of Nigeria, NCAN, Tola Faseru, has said cashew export generated $253 million (about N50.4billion) in foreign exchange for the country in 2015.
The African Development Bank was invited by the leadership of Nigeria’s North-West Region to review the Agricultural Development Strategy for the region and give an overview of AfDB’s ongoing and upcoming interventions in agriculture in Nigeria as they relate to the seven North-West states.
The president/CE, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has revealed his intention to create over 200,000 new jobs through some of his investments in the agriculture sector in the northern part of the country between now and 2018.
Agriculture is arguably the most strategic sector on the continent because: It delivers 2-3 times the return on investment, in terms of improved economic well-being, as other sectors, represents 32% of Africa’s GDP; and employs 65% of the working population.
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have commended Union Bank for investing in rural agriculture and being in the forefront of implementing government policies on Agriculture to ensure food security in the country.