FirstBank holds Agric expo

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has organised an Agric Expo as part of its commitment to supporting agric businesses across the value chain. Besides, it is to play its enabling role in the nation’s drive for economic diversification through agriculture.

The Expo, themed: “Innovating for a Sustainable Green Economy” launched in 2017, was designed as a lead to national discourse on the economic benefits of sustainable agriculture value-chain as an alternative source of economic development and foreign exchange through export.

The event, which was over-subscribed by100 per cent, had in attendance key policy influencers, agriculture service providers, primary producers, exporters and top players in the agric value chain.

The 2018 Agric expo was geared to drive conversations and collaborations that promote sustainable businesses for Agropreneurs, while creating avenues for growth and increased per capita income in the larger economy. Minister of Agriculture and Rural development, Audu Ogbeh, was the special guest of honour at the expo, while Doyin Salami, a Senior Fellow/Associate Professor and full-time member of the Faculty at the Lagos Business School delivered the keynote address on the theme of the day.

The minister officially declared the expo open and led other dignitaries on a tour of the exhibition booths as he did in the inaugural edition. Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment delivered the goodwill message at the event.

Speaking at the event, Managing Director/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries, Adesola Adeduntan said the lender has over the years, committed to nation building, whilst promoting agric-business and the development of the economy in Nigeria.

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