NBCC to Tackle Challenges in Agric Financing

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The diversification drive of the federal government is set to be given a boost as the Nigerian-Belgian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) will host its first breakfast meeting for the year with the theme: ‘The challenges of funding for agriculture in Nigeria.’

“Development in the agriculture sector is a major key to improving Nigeria’s economic situation,” Tunde Okoya, President of the Chamber, said in a press conference.

Okoya noted further that the lack of adequate funding, high bank interest rates and difficult access to credit were still challenges to be surmounted.

Speaking further at the event, Ms. Arum Sukmawanto, a member of the Chamber, confirmed that the Chamber was committed to strengthening the growing bilateral relationship between Belgium and Nigeria via opportunities of credible trade linkages.

Belgian business concerns are looking to invest in Nigeria’s agric
sector, food packaging and processing, manufacturing, among others.
Meanwhile, the breakfast session holding at the Eko Hotel, March 22,

Okoya noted, will be a great platform for information sharing and

uncommon business networking, with unique opportunities for

partnerships with the Chamber.

Several speakers drawn from the agribusiness community will be on hand

for fruitful dialogue and networking.

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