FG Endorses Ex-President Jonathan’s Agric Policy

In a bid to revamp the economy, the Federal Government has revived the e-wallet system, an Agriculture initiative of former president Jonathan administration.

This is happening one year after the federal government suspended the policy, which was centered on fertilizer allocation and distribution.

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, made the announcement after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, saying the policy would however be modified to address the challenges that made it unsustainable.

At the meeting, which held as the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed the nation was in recession, the government also approved a borrowing plan and solid minerals initiatives to stimulate the economy.

But the decision to restart the e-wallet fertilizer scheme represented another economic policy reversal by the Buhari administration, which had earlier dumped the initiative.

The e-wallet system was part of the Growth Enhancement Support scheme introduced by former Goodluck Jonathan administration to address the menace of middlemen in the fertiliser supply chain, which experts identified as a challenge for farmers at the time.

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