Yusuf Yila, Head, Development Finance Department, CBN, said this at the stakeholders’ meeting of Maize Growers Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria.
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Nigerian Farmers and stakeholders in the agro-sector have warned that the country is in danger of food shortage as the COVID-19 pandemic hits hard on farmers and the agricultural sector, while stimulus and palliatives to cushion the effects from government remains grossly inadequate.
Divisional Head of Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, Fela Ibidapo, who disclosed this in a statement, said the bank is committed to leading the way in agricultural financing in the country.
‘’They need to help the government to identify priorities so that with what is available to us, we can quickly make our people realise their hope for the government they have chosen,” he said
Dangote disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists after a closed doors meeting with Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State at his residence in Minna
The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama, observed: “The lessons of economic history the world over, suggests that advanced nations of the world started by developing their SMEs and agricultural sector, which served as a springboard for industrialization