Buhari charges banks on investment into agriculture sector


Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the banking sector to keep up its support for the agriculture sector to make the government’s food security programme a total success.

President Buhari gave the charge on Friday while receiving the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) led by the chairman, Dr Uche Olowu, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He commended the banking industry for increasing its lending in key job-creating areas such as agriculture in the last four years and welcomed its collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria in this regard, noting that the partnership had been a “key anchor” to the food security programme of his administration.

“We can only feed ourselves by deploying capital to the right areas. I implore the banking community to keep this trend up “, he said.

Affirming that the banking sector is critical to the economic development of any society, President Buhari said he is proud…



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