Gov Sule visits 3000 hectares Shabu Integrated Farms, urges other entrepreneurs to take cue

Nasarawa State Governor, Engr.Abdullahi Sule, has urged entrepreneurs and other people interested in agriculture to take a cue from the 3000 hectares Shabu Integrated Farms, owned by the first executive governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu. Engr. Sule made the plea shortly after going round the Shabu Integrated Farms, located in Shabu, Agwada Development Area, on Friday. The Governor who was highly impressed by what he saw on the farm, called on all those who are interested in commercial agriculture to invest in the state, with a view to…

Niger Govt to kick-start accelerated agricultural development scheme  …..commences gold exploration

Niger State Government said it has accessed the sum of N1.5 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria to kick start the Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS) in the state. Commissioner for Livestock and Fishery, Alhaji Haruna Dukku stated this during the post State Executive Council briefing with journalists in Government House, Minna. Alhaji Dukku said the scheme which is targeted at empowering 10,000 women and youths between 18-35 years, is also aimed at improving the Agricultural value-chain particularly in the 3 main crops produced in the state (rice, soya…

COVID-19 :Kwara Govt flags off free distribution of 50,000 cocoa seedlings to farmers

Kwara State Deputy Governor and Chairman Kwara State Cocoa Development Committee, Mr Kayode Alabi today flagged off the distribution of cocoa seedlings to farmers for the year 2020 planting season as palliatives. Delivering his keynote address, the Deputy Governor emphasised the importance of cocoa to the nation’s economy, stressing that cocoa industry is the second largest foreign exchange earner after crude and generates over two million jobs directly or indirectly along its value chain. Alabi, who noted that Kwara state is known as one of the Cocoa producing states in…

Kwara Govt set to distribute hybrid cocoa seedlings to farmers

The Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has approved the distribution of hybrid cocoa seedlings to cocoa farmers across the State. The distribution exercise is part of the present administration’s efforts to mitigate the impact of Covid19 pandemic in agriculture sector in the State. The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muritala Olarewaju in a statement enjoined the concerned individuals and Associations to be in attendance at the flag-off of the distribution exercise slated for Thursday September 10, 2020 at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Ilorin. Those expected at the…

Gov AbdulRazaq chairs National Steering committee on sustainable Agric

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has been announced as the chairperson of the National Project Steering and Deployment Committee (NPSDC) for innovative strengthening of smallholder farmers capabilities in Nigeria. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye. The committee’s mandate included strengthening smallholder farmers’ capabilities towards productive land restoration amid COVID-19 in Nigeria, It Seeks to build resilient communities and ensuring food security, the statement added. The setting up of the committee came amid the growing stature of AbdulRazaq owing largely to his commitments…

ECOWAS donates 4,000 tonnes of grains to Nigeria

‌By Abba Dukawa The ECOWAS Commission has donated about 4,000 tonnes of grains to the Federal Government for distribution to vulnerable households, in order to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECOWAS Commissioner of Agriculture, Water Resources and Environment, Sangare Sekou, disclosed this at the presentation of the items to the Federal Government yesterday in Kano. According to him   the first donation consisted 1,196 tonnes of cereals financed by the ECOWAS Commission’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund for Disaster and Emergency Relief to Member States affected by a humanitarian crisis…

Gov Sani Belllo lauds IFAD, pledges needed support

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has described the activities of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as a laudable programme capable of stimulating the economy from the grassroots. The Governor stated this when he played host to the Market and Enterprise Development Advisor of Federal Government of Nigeria/IFAD Value Chain Development Programme Nigeria Hajiya Fatima Muhktar Buhari and her team in Government House, Minna, the State capital. Sani Bello who said IFAD has done well in the State noted that there was a need for communication link to…

NYSC rejigs partnership with NCRI on Agric training

The National Youth Service Corps is set to strengthen the existing partnership with National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi, Niger State, with a view to train more Corps Members in modern farming towards boosting of agricultural production, as well as giving fillip to the Scheme’s enhanced revenue drive. The scheme reiterated its commitment towards Federal Government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy through agricultural practices. NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this today during a virtual meeting with the Management of the Institute led by its Executive Director,…

Gov Sani Bello visits Savannah Fertilizer, warns against fertilizer price hike 

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has warned against the sale of fertilizer above government approved price. Governor Sani Bello gave the warning when he visited Savannah Fertilizer Services, Kontagora, . He called for proper coordination towards the sale of fertilizer so that it gets to the real  farmers. According to him, anyone found selling the product above government approved price should be reported to the appropriate authority so that action would be taken. He decried the situation whereby the fertilizer ends up in the hands of non-farmers which is…

Osun flags off 2020 planting season,empowers 6,000 farmers

The Osun state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday said his administration was fully committed to developing agriculture value chain in all strata. He said that the government had created an enabling environment for agric businesses to thrive such that more youths and investors youths can earn a living and create employment through the establishment of cottage industries in the state. The Governor stated these while flagging off the Year 2020 Planting at the State Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo. No fewer than 6,000 farmers benefitted from the various farm inputs,  equipment …