Stanbic IBTC, a member of Standard
Bank Group, has reiterated its readiness to support the Nigerian agricultural
sector with the aim of boosting food production in the country.
Dr. Demola Sogunle, Chief Executive,
Stanbic IBTC Bank, disclosed this at the 2019 edition of the Lagos Farm Fair.
Farm Fair is an initiative of the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation
in partnership with the Lagos State Government to commemorate the World Food
Day which is celebrated on October 16, annually.
The Stanbic IBTC Bank Chief Executive
was represented by Sam Ocheho, Head, Global Markets, also of Stanbic IBTC Bank.
He said: “We are proud to be a part
of this project because it connects with our purpose. Creating these linkages
means that farmers will be able to get value for their effort and in turn be
able to do more and with that, we will have better farming and increase in food
production. It means that buyers will get direct access to farmers and
materials that feed into their business to keep their factories running. It
means that more jobs will be created and secured. It means that communities
will thrive. It means that it is commerce that will drive progress. This is why
we are very proud to append our name to this project.”
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