Senate President laments neglect of livestock sector, calls for government support

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday lamented that the livestock sub-sector has suffered neglect over the years and called on the authourities to accord the sector due recognition and support.   Lawan made the call while playing host to a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, led by the Minister, Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar and also representatives of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, led by its President, Dr. Mrs. Adetuberu Catherine Olutoyin.   In his remarks, the Senate President noted that the livestock sector did not get…

NYSC set to establish Mega Rice Mill, signs MoU with HCC

In continuation of the drive to improve it’s revenue base and food production, the National Youth Service Corps has formed a partnership with Hudson Consulting Company, an American based Agro-allied corporation, with a view to establishing a mega rice mill at Isampou, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.   During the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at NYSC Headquarters, Maitama, Abuja, today, the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Mohammad Kaku Fadah revealed that the benefits of the bilateral relationship include; “Enhancement of income generating activities of the…

UNIFEMGA to host second Agricultural Programme in Abeokuta

All is now set for the second Annual Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) Ogun state chapter Annual National Agricultural Programme holding in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Saturday Nov. 26.   In a statement by the Chairman, Mr Tairu Olarewaju said the conference will hold at Valley view (Government House) Oke Igbeyin,Abeokuta from 10am.   The expo which has its theme , ” Agricultural Export Potential:Panacea for National Economic Growth”, Tairu said, will be witnessed by experts in the industry as well as investors in Agricultural business.   Tairu…

Tinubu meets farmers, agro commodity groups in Niger

The APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will continue his engagement with another strategic sector of the Nigerian economy, with a Town Hall meeting in Minna, Niger State on Monday.   Along with his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, Tinubu will meet farmers and the agro commodity groups in the state, which is notable for being a breadbasket of Nigeria.   According to a statement signed by Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity of the APC campaign council, Governor Abubakar Bello will host the meeting and the candidates.  …

General Fadah inaugurates NYSC fish farm in Abuja

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has inaugurated the NYSC Fish Farm in Kwali, Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.   Speaking during the inauguration, General Fadah said his administration would harness every opportunity to increase the capacity of NYSC Ventures. He disclosed that the Scheme would continue to use NYSC Ventures as training avenues for Corps Members that have passion for agriculture and also increase the income generation drive for NYSC.   The Director, Ventures Management Department, Prince Mohammed…

FOOD SECURITY: Gov Sani Bello advocates Commercial Mechanized Agriculture   

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello said that employing commercial-mechanical-agriculture will lead to food security and improve local farmers.   Governor Sani Bello stated this when he received the All Farmers Association, led by its Chairman, Alh. Shehu Galadima at the Government House, Minna.   He said the country’s population was fast growing and unless mechanised agriculture is practiced, the country would not be able to feed the nation or its neighbours.   “We have vast land, good temperature for agriculture but we are not known for best practices when…

Niger Govt debunks claims of missing Tractors  … As Gov Sani Bello bags Award on Transportation Infrastructure

Niger State Government has said that there were no missing 69 tractors in the state as being claimed in some quarters recently.   Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Kabiru Abbas Musa disclosed this during a post-exco media briefing at the Government House, Minna.   Alhaji Musa said the ministry had not entered agreement with any contractor for the repairs of its tractors, 61 of which belong.to the 25 local governments.   He said the tractors were intact and available.   The commissioner said governance was…

Niger Govt unveils 5-year Shea Sector development policy

Niger State Government has reiterated its continued commitment to focus on some key initiatives towards deriving a sustainable growth of the Shea sector in the State. This was revealed by the State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at the closing ceremony of the UN-Women Nigeria Project on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Climate Smart Agriculture and Commissioning of the Kodo Shea Butter Processing Centre held at Kodo, Bosso Local Government Area of the State. The Governor who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane further disclosed…

2022 CROPPING SEASON: Gov Sule flags-off sales of 1, 035 metric tons of fertilizer 

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the sales of 1, 035 metric tons of fertilizer for the 2022 cropping season, to be sold at the subsidized rate of N10, 000 per bag.   Engineer Sule performed the flag-off ceremony at the Government House, on Tuesday.   The Governor stated that, his administration is determined to ensure that agricultural potentials of the state are fully harnessed for the overall benefit of the people, stressing that government may not be able to generate sufficient employment to the teeming youths…

Niger Govt to partner Senegal based company,Willing Hands to boost Agriculture

The Niger state Government is set to partner a Senegal based company; Willing Hands in the area of Agriculture.   This was sequel to the visit of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and some members of his cabinet and other private investors to Richard Toll, Saint Louis, Senegal on the invitation of the organisation.   The visit was majorly for feasibility study so as to create a workable document for the establishment of a commercial farm project in Niger State.   The Governor and his entourage were taken round three farms;…