President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, as well as Executive Directors for the Bank of Agriculture (BoA).
The appointments were announced by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Thursday in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Information, Mrs Lere-Adams Blessing.
The FMARD stated that the appointments would support the administration in achieving its vision in the agricultural sector, particularly in promoting easy access to funds that are needed to boost farming across the country.
It said, ‘This appointment is as a result of the Federal Government’s determination to reposition the Bank of Agriculture to be a more efficient and result oriented institution. The strategic re-positioning of BOA will enhance farmers accessibility to agricultural funds that will be profitable for large and small scale player.
‘This is because the availability of funds will no doubt increase production which will eventually result in self-sufficiency.’
The statement outlined the appointees to include Kabiru Mohammed, Interim MD/CEO; Prince Akenzua, Executive Director, Corporate Finance, South-South; Dr. Okenwa Gabriel, Partnerships and Strategy, South-East; Ameh Owoicho, Executive Director, Credit and Empowerment, North Central; and Bode Abikoye, Executive Director, Credit and Empowerment, South West.’
Source: The Nigerian Voice (local news)