Agriculture Manufacturing 

All Hands on Deck to Implement Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria

The African Development Bank in collaboration with the government of Nigeria has held a meeting with stakeholders to discuss details around Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria. A workshop was held in Abuja recently to address the categorization and location of the SAPZs, which are meant to kickstart the agriculture sector. Speaking at the event, Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, lauded the efforts of the African Development Bank and called for all hands to be on deck in the sustainable implementation of the initiative.…

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Agriculture 

AfDB launches $500 million project to boost agriculture in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a $500 million project to begin the implementation of special agro industrialised processing zones (SAPZ) to aid agricultural growth in Nigeria. The special adviser to the AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adesina, on industrialisation, Banji Oyeyinka, said this at the kick-off ceremony of the SAPZ project in Abuja on Monday. “We are launching $500 million (project) for the SAPZ program on Nigeria and this will cut across four zones in Nigeria,” he said. He said the first phase of the project is expected to begin…

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