Vice President Kashim Shettima on Tuesday, said Nigerians have no business being poor, emphasising the need for Africa’s most populous nation to attain the level of food security.

He stated this at the Presidential Villa in Abuja during the first meeting of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) for the year 2024.

Disclosing the Federal Government’s plans to recapitalize and restructure the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) to bolster Nigeria’s agricultural sector and achieve national food security, Kashim Shettima expressed concern about the bank’s current practices, particularly its tendency to disburse unsustainable loans.

Vice President Kashim Shettima noted the potential of BOA to play a central role in achieving national food security, citing its extensive branch network across all senatorial districts in the country

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