Yesterday, Monday Nov.27, I was a rapporteur for this Agriculture summit by Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism and NIRSAL. NIRSAL is The Nigeria Incentive-based Risk sharing System for Agricultural Lending and is an agency of the central bank of Nigeria.
The event which held at the Shehu Musa Yar adua centre was attended by operators, government, and stakeholders of the Agricultural sector andhad speakers such as Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, (Premium Times boss), Prof. Babagana Abba Gambo, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhammeed (CEO, NIRSAL), Dr Tobi Oluwatobi, Ronke Eko-Aderinoye (CEO, AfriHuB), Austine maduka, Sanusi Maijama'a Ajiya, and Asma Begum Mirza.
The event provided opportunity to understand the challenges in the Agricultural sector, set the ball rolling on mitigating the challenges and the risks with the NIRSAL's intervention.
The NIRSAL CEO, I must say understands the sector and particularly how best to make Agriculture attractive to the young people with integrated approach on development and more. Prof. Babagana also showed a detailed survey that tells our potentials with Agricultural wealth as a country. Thanks to the panelists that also shared their industry hands-on experience.
This blogger called Jenny Chisom, learnt a whole lot.
NIRSAL is a great boom to the economy and you should keep an eye on them. Premium times has shown leadership in investigative journalism through its Development organisational arm Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism.
Let me go finish up my report for submission.