Post-Covid-19 prosperity lies with farmers, Ayade says

Cross River state governor, Professor Ben Ayade has described farming as one of the veritable leeway to prosperity, urging Cross Riverians, especially women, to go into farming. The governor spoke in Calabar at the flag-off of input distribution to farmers as part of mitigation measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. At […]

Obaseki’s Agric reforms distribute 370,000 fingerlings to farmers

Over 370 farmers in seven clusters across Edo State have benefitted from the distribution of over 370,000 fingerlings under the state government’s agripreneur programme, as part of deliberate policies by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration aimed at ensuring food security and wealth creation. Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, […]

AfDB, AGRA, PIND back IITA’s BASICS-II project

The African Development Bank, AfDB, has pledged support for the newly launched Building an Economically Sustainable and Integrated Cassava Seed System, phase 2, BASICS-II project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA. Speaking at the project’s launch last Thursday, the Director, Department of Agriculture and Agro-Industry of AfDB, Dr. […]

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu flags off 2020 Wet Season CBN-Maize Anchor Borrowers Program in Abia state

The CBN-Maize Anchor Borrowers program has been flagged off in Abia state. Performing the ceremony at Abia ADP premises on Thursday June 25, 2020 the Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Prof Ikechi Mgbeoji admonished farmers to take advantage of the program to improve their […]

CBN to disburse N432b non-interest loans to farmers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will soon release the framework for the disbursement of some N432 billion non-interest loans to farmers as part of efforts to further integrate non-interest finance into the national financial structure and boost the country’s agricultural development agenda. The apex bank said work had been […]

COVID-19: ECOWAS recommends gradual re-opening of regional borders

The ECOWAS Ministerial Coordination Committee on Transport, Logistics and Trade has recommended a harmonised and gradual reopening of land, air and sea borders for restoring cross border economic activities. This recommendation was made known in a joint communiqué following a ministerial coordination meeting, on Thursday in Abuja, by the Directorate […]

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