Mainstreet Bank Limited says it would support famers and agricultural entrepreneurs seeking opportunities in agri-business.
Speaking at the at the on-going 35th Kaduna International Trade Fair, the bank’s Head, Agricultural Desk, Kabir Usman, who disclosed this during a media parley at the fair, commended the organisers of the fair for focusing on the theme, “Agricultural Transformation for Industrial Development: Public Private Partnership (PPP) Approach”.
Usman noted that through PPP, skills and resources of each sector (public and private) are shared to assist agro allied industries develop to their full potentials.
This, he said, clearly reveals the important role the private sector is expected to play in ensuring the development/industrialization of the agricultural sector in Nigeria.
Usman noted that Mainstreet Bank has over the years been a proud partner of the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA); organisers of the International Trade Fair.
He said that the bank considers this year’s fair unique given its focus on promoting agricultural enterprise and by extension job creation and food security.
“Mainstreet Bank through its commitment to the Federal Government Agricultural Transformation Agenda and the GES initiative has successfully mobilised fertilizer agro-dealers, farmers, suppliers and seed companies to create an effective distribution mechanism that eliminates middlemen and the attendant corruption, which existed in the input distribution chain.
SOURCE: DAILY INDEPENDENT