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Emefiele urges youths to embrace agriculture, assures of CBN support




The Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele has urged youths in Nigeria to embrace agriculture, declaring the financial institution’s readiness to assist them.


Emefiele spoke in Katsina on Thursday on the unveiling of the primary maize pyramid and flag-off of the 2021 Maize moist season farming underneath the CBN-Maize Affiliation of Nigeria (MAAN) Anchor Debtors’ Programme.

He stated with over 50,000 luggage of maize on the venue and others aggregated throughout the nation, maize farmers despatched a convincing message that they’ll meet the nation’s demand.

Emefiele famous that youths might leverage their skills, together with technological instruments, to enhance farm productiveness and supply of agricultural produce to markets.

The CBN chief confirmed measures to enhance entry to credit score for teens inquisitive about Agriculture underneath the Anchor Debtors Programme and the Agri Enterprise Small and Medium Enterprise Funding Scheme (AGSMEIS).

“The CBN won’t solely present entry to credit score for these youths however can even present ensures that their produce will probably be bought by a primary anchor at agreed costs,” he stated.

Emefiele vowed that the CBN would resist makes an attempt by those that search to repeatedly import maize, noting that maize farmers had the capability to shut the maize demand hole of over 4.5 million metric tonnes.

He defined that the maize unveiled on the ceremony can be bought to respected feed processors for constructive affect on present poultry feed costs.

Emefiele urges youths to embrace agriculture, assures of CBN assist

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