Abuja, June 5 (Prensa Latina) 

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched a program called 'The Green Imperative,' which will help create about five million jobs and inject over 10 billion dollars into domestic agriculture by 10 years.

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed revealed that a bilateral project between Nigeria and Brazil is part of this plan. It would be implemented in 5-to-10-year period with a cost of 1.2 billion dollars.

The funds for this program would come from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and the German Deutsche Bank, in coordination with the Islamic Corporation for Export Credit Insurance and the Islamic Development Bank.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed explained six engine assembly plants would be reactivated in the country's six geopolitical zones to manufacture tractors and other products.

Mohammed added that 142 agricultural product processing service centers would be set up to add value, with one center in each senatorial district.

This will lead to efficiency and eliminate post-harvest losses, thereby reducing the cost of food throughout the year, he said.


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