…Inaugurates CBN Lafia Branch as Emefiele Reassures on Financial Inclusion, Support for Agriculture


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James Emejo in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday inaugurated the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) new branch office in Lafia, Nasarawa State, as part of efforts to bring the apex bank closer to the people.

The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, said the move would also help to actualise Buhari’s vision of delivering on agricultural transformation to Nigerians, adding that it would further promote currency and business transactions by government agencies and corporate entities in the state.

Specifically, he noted that the replication of the central bank’s presence in all the states of the federation would further ensure the delivery democracy dividends particularly on the CBN’s Anchor Borrower Programmes (ABP) and its other development finance interventions.

Emefiele, while speaking at the brief ceremony, said the branch offices would ensure that agriculture extension service workers as well as various farmers in the nooks…

Source: Thisday Newspaper