FG seeks Ecobank’s partnership on special agric fund

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the collaboration of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) to “institute special agricultural development fund.

He spoke when ETI board led by the Group Chairman, Emmanuel Ikazoboh visited him at the State House, Abuja.

Buhari stressed that his administration remains committed to the goals of securing the country, inclusive economic growth, and fighting corruption.

According to him, Nigeria is in a unique position as the most populous and resource-rich nation on the African continent, adding that the resources would be harnessed and properly managed, to engender a prosperous and peaceful country.

He said: “If assets and resources available to Nigeria were properly managed, she would be prosperous and peaceful. But the poverty and insecurity we are experiencing today are results of decades of neglect and resource mismanagement.”

Ikazoboh, who had in his delegation, the Group CEO Ecobank, Ade Ayeyemi and Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, called on Buhari to address Apapa gridlock, describing the port as the center of trade in the country.


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