Nigeria’s President okays CBN’s agric initiative, lists achievements


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, in his Independence Day broadcast, commended the premium initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)- Anchor Borrowers programme (ABP).

He also took time to enumerate the programme’s successes, which he included in his administration’s achievement.

Furthermore, the President said a new presidential initiative would soon start with each state of the federation creating a minimum of 10,000 jobs for unemployed youths, riding on the back of CBN’s development finance initiatives.

According to him, his government has remained pro-active in its diversification policy, noting that the agricultural programme, which he launched in November 2015, has been an outstanding success.

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