First Bank Nigeria Hosts FirstAgricExpo2017

On the 14th of March 2017, premier financial house, First Bank Nigeria Plc, hosted the First Agriculture Exhibition solely sponsored by the bank. The Agricultural exhibition which held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos was attended by many Agricprenuers who came to showcase their Agriculture products and many participants who also came to see new and improved agricultural processed product.
The maiden edition of the Agriculture Exhibition tagged “FirstAgricExpo2017” was attended by over two thousand people who occupied the entire area of the exhibition presenting their products, machines and innovations and discussed issues that would aid the growth and sustainability development in the agricultural sector of the nation.
FirstAgricExpo2017 was attended by the movers and shakers in the agriculture sector of the nation. Amongst those present include; Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, who was represented by the Acting MD/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Industry of Nigeria, Waheed Olagunju, Governor of Lagos State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who was represented by the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau and other dignitaries.
Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, the MD/CEO of First Bank Nigeria, who gave the opening speech emphasized the positive role of Agriculture to the growth and sustainable development of the country while Waheed Olagunju, the acting MD/CEO of Bank of Industry made it known that the Bank of Industry is ready to do its best by supporting and working hand in hand with the Ministry of Agriculture and other private firms to sponsor people who are willing and ready to do business especially those who are willing to go into the agriculture sector of the economy so as to improve the economy of the nation.
Agriculture serves as a catalyst to a nation’s industrialization and First Bank Nigeria is ready to contribute its own quota to the development of the Agricultural sector as a means to grow the economy of the country.

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