Green lmperative Agric Mechanisation Program Will Create 5M Jobs - FG


The Nigeria Senate approved the President's request for approval of €995 million in loans from the Export-Import Bank of Brazil (BNDES) & Deutsche Bank of Germany (and guaranteed by the Islamic Development Bank) for the #Greenlmperative Agricultural Mechanisation program.

The Loan will fund 632 privately-operated primary production (mechanisation) Service Centers and 142 Agro-processing (value addition) service Centres across Nigeria's 774 LGAs, and reactivate 6 privately-owned partially-operational or moribund tractor assembly plants nationwide.

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The Service Centres will cover crop and livestock commodities of priority importance to food security and trade. The #GreenImperative will train 100,000 new extension workers, create about 5 million jobs, and positively impact over 35 million Nigerians in a 5-10 year period.

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