News

18
Sep

CASSAVA BREAD INITIATIVE: OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPACT

The National Association of Nigerian Traders – NANTS had conducted a survey (rapid assessment) on the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Cassava Bread Initiative (CBI). The survey was undertaken to measure: (i) the level of awareness of the policy initiative among the population, and (ii) the level of compliance with the policy among the beneficiaries. The […]

17
Sep

Boosting the Nigerian Economy Using the 2013 Federal Budget for Agriculture

The Budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Appropriation Act is enacted and signed in to law by the National Assembly and the President respectively. This national document guides government spending throughout the year. It represents the government’s intentions and political will to effect developmental changes in the society at large. Oftentimes priorities […]

17
Sep

The Voices for Food Security (VFS) Campaign heartily commends the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and particularly the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the giant stride of turning one of Nigeria’s major staple crops (yam) into an exportable cash crop as part of the move to diversify the economy and […]

17
Sep

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 […]

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 […]