We’re employing agric to create jobs, grow economy – Edo

The Edo State Government has disclosed that the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration is considering utilising the agricultural sector to boost the state’s economy, boost growth and create jobs for the citizens. The Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Peter Aikhuomobhogbe, was quoted in a statement on Tuesday as making the disclosure during a virtual engagement session with Edo indigenes in the Diaspora with the theme, ‘National Diaspora Day: Investment meeting with the Diaspora’. “Agriculture and allied industries have always been considered by the Edo State Government…

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Ondo’ll soon assume leading position in cocoa production, says Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has expressed assurance that the state would soon attain its top position in the production of cocoa in Nigeria. He said his administration was very serious about returning the state to the top in the production of the commodity as he disclosed that over 10,000 hectares of land had been cleared at Jugbere community in Owo Local Government Area solely for the cultivation of cocoa. He stated this when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, paid him a courtesy…

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FG’s support for Ekiti farmers’ll enhance food security – Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that the tractors, farm implements, agro-chemicals and other farm supplements that the state received from the Federal Government will support the intention to achieve food security as one of the cardinal points of his administration’s programme. Fayemi described the gesture from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), through National Agricultural Land Development Agency as a demonstration of commitment to supporting farmers across the country. Fayemi, who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday while taking delivery of the items from NALDA Coordinator…

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Nigeria Must Go Back To The Farm – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has given his words that the administration will keep a keen eye on food inflation in the New Year while giving a strong directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, not to give any money for food importation. He said his regime would continue to encourage Nigerians to go back to agriculture, as this has become imperative because the oil industry which Nigerians abandoned agriculture for is now in turmoil. Speaking at the fifth regular meeting with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council held on Tuesday at…

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Farmers can grow rice all year round in Lagos, says RIFAN Dep President

Mr Segun Atho, Deputy National President, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), says rice farmers in Lagos can grow the crop all year round to meet demand. Atho told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the state had the capacity to feed itself in the area of rice production, if fully harnessed, including cultivating the crop all-year-round.” We have underground water, lagoon water, swamp water, and rainwater. All this is to our advantage in Lagos and it means that we can grow rice all year round, without…

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