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Agribusiness value-chain has created new breed of entrepreneurs, jobs—Ecobank

The Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Mr. Ade Ayeyemi, has averred that the development of the agribusiness value-chain has created a new breed of entrepreneurs as well as jobs for the teeming population.

In his keynote address at the recent Ecobank Agribusiness Summit in Lagos, with the theme “Unlocking Productivity and Investment Opportunities Across Nigeria’s Agribusiness Value Chain”, he said the development of the agribusiness value-chain has created a new breed of entrepreneurs as well as jobs for the teeming population.

Ayeyemi said the bank’s success in Nigeria’s agricultural sector has driven appreciable drop in the demand for foreign exchange to import food items into the country.

According to him, “Ecobank decided to create a platform of a Summit to enable thought-leaders who are passionate about agriculture and its importance to Nigeria’s economy to put heads together and find ways to maximize the significant potential gains of boosting agribusiness in Nigeria.”

“Ecobank works with various governments and businesses within its footprint to provide support in harnessing and mining value from the huge natural resources across the continent. “The success of this Summit and its objectives is therefore important to Ecobank, as we do know Africa remains fully committed to contributing to its economic development – a core objective of our founders,” Ayeyemi noted.