Thursday, March 1, 2012

BOA agric disbursement in Niger Delta hits N14.7b

The Nation
1 March 2012

The Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Dr. Mohammed Santuraki, has said  the bank’s agricultural disbursement support in the Niger Delta region has reached N14.7 billion within the last few years.

He said the financial institution has also assisted 21,000 people in its Small and Medium Entrepreneurship (SME) programme, thereby creating 46,000 jobs in the region.

Santuraki stated this yesterday during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Goodsday Orubebe, in Abuja, adding that there was need to partner the ministry in supporting its mandate to develop and secure the region in food sufficiency and employment.

He said plans have reached its final stage to partner with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to alleviate poverty in the region through agriculture. 

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