Category: Press Release

31
Aug

Ending Farmers-Herdsmen Conflicts in Nigeria

The Federal Government has commenced nationwide consultations with community, traditional, religious and opinion leaders (led by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN)) towards ending the incessant farmers-herdsmen conflict in Nigeria. NANTS notes that violent conflicts between nomadic herders from northern Nigeria and sedentary farming communities in the central and southern zones have escalated in […]

21
May

NANTS position on the recent Nigeria-China Currency Swap

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has examined the recent Nigeria-China currency swap deal which has been in the pipeline since 2016 and was finally consummated on April 27, 2018. WE recall specifically that that on April 13, 2016, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd […]

21
May

8 Lessons on the Imperatives of Private Sector driven AfCFTA

Preceding the Extra-ordinary Summit in Kigali which held in March 2018, the African Union (AU) had organized a Business Forum on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). During the forum, the business community pledged its support for the AfCFTA while some African leaders pledged their political will to engage the private sector in the […]

05
Jul

CONSULTATIVE MEETING FOR FARMERS TO DOCUMENT AND VALIDATE CHALLENGES, NEEDS AND PRIORITIES.

Background/Introduction.  Small Scale Farmers (SSFs) in Nigeria make up the greater number of the country’s workforce population and produce over 80% of the food consumed in the country. The Nigerian agricultural sector is second largest contributor (about 24%) to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Nonetheless, these farmers appear to be the poorest constituency in […]