Wike Seeks CBN’s Support To Boost $12m Cassava Initiative

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Rivers governor, Nyesom , has charged the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal of to support the $12m Cassava Processing Initiative aimed at job creation and .


who gave the charge during a with the board of the Rivers Cassava Processing Limited at the House, Port Harcourt, said the initiative would also earn foreign for the country.

The governor a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the ought to enjoy the support of the its endeavour to boost food production.

He said that if Rivers Cassava Processing was encouraged, the country’ dependence on imported cassava would drastically reduce.

The governor regretted that the had failed to accede to Rivers request for N5bn to boost the the state, saying if part of the N5bn was invested cassava initiative, it would reduce rate.