Unity Bank Nigeria plc has invested over N15 billion in Agriculture-related activities in the country as a way of ensuring the success of the diversification of the economy.
The Bank’s Executive Director, northern operations, Ismaila Galandanchi disclosed this during an interactive session with journalists at the on-going Kaduna International Trade Fair.
He said the bank is prioritizing its investments in agriculture as a way of empowering the teeming population through employment generation, poverty reduction and boosting the productive sector of the nation’s economy.
Galandanchi said Unity bank has over the years had a wonderful and robust relationship with members of the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, KADCCIMA, in order to promote and encourage growth and development in all areas of human endeavours.
He said considering the backwardness of the north, the partnership with KADCCIMA was to further help northern states in technological development, capacity building, entrepreneurship and other areas that could stimulate international interests and investments in the region’s economy.
“I assure you that using both unity bank funds and intervention fund that have been injected into agriculture; we have invested not less than N15 billion, and it is just the beginning. We are enthusiastic about it, especially for the fact that our people are into agriculture, cottage industries and other businesses,” he said.
Galandanchi also said the bank was participating in the trade fair with multiple products on offer for its numerous customers, “virtually all the e-products of Unity bank are here and we are also here to market them. Of course, you can see the activities of our ATMs here, it is the busiest in the trade fair and we do our e-business with advanced technology. We also have mobile banking, in which from the touch of my handset here I can transfer money to all the banks in Nigeria from my account”.
BLESSING OLAIFA, Kaduna