FG targets five million jobs in $1.1b agric programme

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh The Federal Government is planning to create about five million jobs for Nigerians with the launch of ‘The Green Imperative’ agricultural mechanization programme with a $1.1 billion loan from the Brazilian government. Specifically, the programme, a Brazil – Nigeria bilateral project launched at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, is conceived to enhance the agricultural sector through the provision of modern machineries and implements. The $1.1 billion partnership will include 10,000 tractors to be assembled in Nigeria and more than 707 centers…

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