Federal Government To Get New $1.2bn Loan From Brazil
The Federal Government of Nigeria has approached the National Assembly to get approval for a new $1.2 billion agricultural loan from Brazil.
This was revealed by the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed on Tuesday, November 3, when she appeared before the lawmakers to defend her ministry’s 2021 budget figures.
She told members of the House of Representatives that government plans to use the loan to further improve the nation’s agricultural sector.
In addition, Ahmed said the Federal Government would acquire 100,000 hectares of land in each state for food production, adding that link roads would be built in such locations to provide access for farmers to move farm produce to markets and reduce post-harvest losses.
She further said:
“For borrowing to improve industry, we are before the parliament. I request for the approval for loan that we call the Green Imperative Programme which is for loan of $1.2bn from the Brazilian government.
“It is a programme that is addressing the whole of agricultural value chain from mechanisation, production, processing and selling. It is meant to lend to businessmen for tractors, plants at all levels.” Follow us on Instagram @sofovilla | Follow us on Twitter @sofovilla | Like our page on Facebook via @sofovillamedia