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Nigerian firm to develop e-wallet solution for MAIL

Nigerian firm to develop e-wallet solution for MAIL

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:46

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has engaged a Nigerian company to develop a market-based input distribution technology for it.

The initiative will help Afghanistan’s drive for autarky in wheat production. Afghanistan will be the first Asian country to adopt the e-wallet system, already put in place by Liberia and Togo.

Cellulant, the Nigerian firm, has previously exported the technology to African countries, including Liberia, Togo, Uganda and many other nations, according to The Guardian.

About the partnership with the Afghan Government, Cellulant Corporation co-founder Bolaji Akinboro said the technology originating from Nigeria “is a gift from Cellulant to humanity.

“Afghanistan is beautiful to us, and we are glad to come all the way from Africa, Nigeria, to make life better for the smallholder farmer in Afghanistan,” he added.

Akinboro commended the Afghan the government and people for giving the company the opportunity and the space to participate in making life better for small farmers.

“Cellulant is driven to solve difficult problems on use of payment technology. We will work with the government of Afghanistan to get inputs to one million farmers in the next 90 to 120 days,” the official remarked.

PAN Monitor/mud