Minister Laments Low Access to Credit Facilities by Cooperative Societies


By Laleye Dipo in Minna

Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has lamented the low access to credit facilities by cooperative societies in the country despite the various windows provided by government.
Ogbeh made the observation when he addressed the 6th meeting of the National Council on Cooperative Affairs which opened at the Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, Niger State on Tuesday.
He said: “It is pertinent to note at this point that one major problem bedeviling the cooperative sector is low access to credit for agricultural activities from financial service providers despite the several agricultural credit windows provided by government through commercial agricultural credit schemes, micro, small and medium enterprise development fund, fund for agricultural financing.”
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