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.
“The E-wallet System that we employ in Nigeria now is unique, it is strategic, it has actually taken agriculture and the products of this system to a whole new level; it has made agriculture something that people are proud to embark on.
“In the past, agriculture was seen as a poor man’s trade; to start with, 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.’’
She said they had come to study the e-wallet system, a technology which the Nigerian Government uses to distribute farm inputs to farmers.
“We have high hopes that we will learn a great deal and if need be, we will be exchanging because time would not let us see whatever we want to see.”