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.
The appointments were announced by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Information, Mrs. Lere -Adams Blessing.
The ministry explained that the appointments would support the administration in realising its vision of boosting agriculture across the country, through ensuring availability of funds needed for the development of the sector.
“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”, it stated.
According to the statement, the availability of funds will no doubt increase production which will eventually result in self-sufficiency.
The appointees 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 Olabode Abikoye, Executive Director, Credit and Empowerment, South West