By: Abdulkadir Mohammed.
Discussions on the alternative business to the professional duties of the Nigeria Editors today dominated the second day of the on-going 17th Annual Conference of the Nigeria Guild Editors holding in Abuja, the Nigeria Capital.
The Editors are exploring ways to find their feet while on active service and having sustainable means of survival at retirement.
To this end, the Managing Director/CEO of Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture Lending (NIRSAL), Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed was invited to give expert advice to the Editors.
Mr. Abdulhameed noted that what rings bell in the minds of the people when Agriculture is mentioned is ” agriculture as culture” instead of “Agriculture as a business.”
He said, this mindset has crippled the idea of going into agriculture which is harnessed on the soil that is everlasting.
The pioneer MD of NIRSAl enumerated investment potentials in the Agricultural value chain and called on the Editors to rob their minds on which one will be more feasible for their engagement.
NIRSAL was created about six years ago by the CBN as a corporation with the MDs of commercial banks involved in its operations.