FG to assist Uganda to domesticate E-Wallet system- Minister




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ABUJA – Federal on pledged assist Ugandan domesticate Nigerian E-Wallet system tackle challenges facing country’s agricultural sector.

The Minister for State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Asabe Ahmed, made the pledge when a study team from Uganda paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja.

“I am quite thrilled to hear our own brothers and sisters from the continent have actually found something very exciting Nigeria is doing and want to borrow from us.

“The E-wallet System we employ in Nigeria is unique, is strategic, has actually taken agriculture and the of this system to a whole new level; has made agriculture something people are proud to embark on.

“In the past, agriculture seen as a man’s trade; to start , farmers were not getting the proper inputs and even while the inputs are being made available, they were not reaching the people that actually needed them.

“So apart from the bureaucracy, we set up the infrastructure, we put the framework in place and then we allowed the private sector.[eap_ad_2]

“So, there is a fantastic team here that is going to put you through all of the processes.’’

Earlier, Mrs. Ruth Nankanirwa, the Ugandan for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, said that the 11-man delegation representing the 34 million people of Uganda.

She said they had come to study the e-wallet system, a technology which the Nigerian uses to distribute farm inputs to farmers.

“We hope that at the end of the day, we shall pick from this new technology, we shall bureaucracy and wastages and all that goes the manual handling of everything.

“We have high hopes that we will learn a great and if need be, we will be exchanging because time would not let us see whatever we want to see.”

She congratulated the Nigerian for coming up a technology that would effectively combat the challenges facing the agricultural sector in the continent. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]