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2.4m Households To Benefit From FG’s Stimulus Package – FG

2.4m Households To Benefit From FG’s Stimulus Package says FG

The Federal government says at least 2.4 million households will benefit from the Federal Government’s post COVID-19 stimulus package.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, Dr. Andrew Kwasari, disclosed this in an interview on Sunday in Abuja.

Kwasari spoke against the backdrop of the number of projects anchored by the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Committee to secure the economy against the effects of COVID-19.

He said the stimulus package would be provided through the Agric for Food and Jobs Plan, under the Agricultural Sector of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan.

He said:

The Economic Sustainability Committee needed to be very strategic in utilising the minimal resources, overall, not only for the agriculture sector.

So for the Agric Sector, we decided that we will use this strategy to utilise available cash to work with financial institutions, led by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

To see how we can get stimulus packages to about a minimum of 2.4 million households or to fund 2.4 million hectares of land that will be cultivated during this 2020 wet and dry season farming.

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