FG approves five-year tax break for agric investors
The Federal Government has approved new incentives for investors in the agricultural sector to improve high-level private sector participation in the nation’s food production and processing industry, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, has said.
Among the incentives included tax and duty-free holidays for a period of five years for agricultural production and processing in Nigeria; tax-free agricultural loans with a moratorium period of over 18 months and repayment period of not more than seven years; and zero-tariff rates on the importation of agro chemicals.
Abubakar stated these in Abuja on Thursday during the 29th edition of the LAPO Annual Development Forum with the theme, ‘Financing agriculture and rural development initiatives in Nigeria: Issues and way forward’. Read more