Anchor Borrowers Programme: CBN To Give More Support To Ogun Commodity Farmers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has declared its readiness to give more support to members of the Ogun Famers and Commodity Association in its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

L-R: Chairperson Ogun State Women in Agriculture, Mrs Funmi Oyekunle; Deputy Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Ogun State, Engr Shore Odusami; Vice Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN, Ogun State, AlhajI Ahmed Arikosere; Deputy National President, AFAN , Prince Segun Dasaolu; Commissioner for Agriculture, Ogun State, Dr. Adeola Odedina; Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun; Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele; Chairperson, AFAN Ogun State, Alhaja Lola Adeoye Kushimo; State Chairman, State Chairman, National Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), Prince Akinbode Adeneye; Ogun State AFAN Secretary, Prince Abiodun Ogunjimi; Youth Leader, AFAN Ogun State, Olorunshola Osasona; State Chairman, Ogun State Fishery and Aquaculture Farmers Association, Mr. Adebayo Adeogun and Member Ogun State CBN Anchor Borrowers Steering Committee, Alhaji Bakai Okedara during a thank you visit by leadership of Ogun State farmers’ group and commodity associations to the CBN Governor and the team on Anchor Borrowers Programme in Abuja on Thursday

The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, stated this on Thursday, when the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, led the leadership of the association to the headquarters of the Apex bank in Abuja.

Speaking, Governor Abiodun expressed his administration’s appreciation to the bank for giving maximum support to the state nominees for the programme.

He explained that the meeting was also used to deliberate on areas for improvement to include additional beneficiaries who are eager to also benefit from the agricultural linkage opportunity facilitated by his administration for farmers and other value chain actors in Ogun State.

Abiodun, who noted that agriculture remains one of the cardinal policy thrusts of his government, assured that his administration would continue to give agriculture priority with the aim of making Ogun the food basket of the country.

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