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Alwan Ali Hassan is acting managing director at Nigeria’s Bank of Agriculture

Alwan Ali Hassan, a banker and businessman, has been appointed as the acting managing director of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), the Nigerian government-owned  bank that provides credit to large and small-scale farmers in the country

Formed in 2000,  BOA is Nigeria’s  apex agricultural and rural development finance institution, saddled with the responsibility of providing agricultural credit facilities in support of agricultural value chain activities.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hailed Ali Hassan’s appointment as most apt. According to the Ministry, the appointment is set to expectedly turn the fortunes of the bank, considering his decades of experience in the banking sector.