The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it will onboard more famers and commodity associations in Ogun State to benefit from its Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP).
The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, gave this assurance when the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, led leadership of the Ogun Famers and Commodity Association to the headquarters of the apex bank in Abuja, on Thursday.
Emefiele noted the bank’s readiness to give more support to the state in line with the economic diversification agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
On his part, the Ogun governor lauded the bank for giving maximum support to the state nominees for the ABP.
According to him, the meeting also provided an opportunity to deliberate on other areas requiring improvement including onboarding of additional beneficiaries who are eager to benefit from the agricultural linkage opportunity facilitated by his administration for farmers and other value chain actors in Ogun.
Abiodun stressed that agriculture remains one of the cardinal policy thrusts of his government, assuring that his administration would continue to give agriculture its pride of place with the aim of making Ogun the food basket of the country.