Nasarawa Govt inaugurates 16 – hectare farmland for NYSC 

Nasarawa State Government has promised more support for the NYSC Scheme in its quest to support the Federal Government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe stated this today in  Doma during the inauguration of sixteen hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma Kingdom, HRM Alhaji (Dr) Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo to the National Youth Service Corps and the inauguration of 2021 farming season by Corps Members in Doma. He commended the Andoma…

UN Food Summit: Gov Sule tasks participants to evolve means of curbing wastages 

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has tasked facilitators and participants at a food summit, to evolve means of curbing wastages suffered by local farmers. Engineer Sule laid the task Thursday, while delivering a keynote address at this year’s United Nations Food Summit exploratory dialogue, for the North Central region, which held in Lafia, on Thursday. The food systems summit was organized in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning. According to the Governor, the amount of wastages suffered by local farmers both during cropping season,…

FG to cultivate 100,000 hectares for rice production in Nasarawa

The Federal Government has approached the Nasarawa State Government, with a view to accessing 100, 000 hectares of land for rice cultivation.   Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, disclosed this while playing host to the Managing Director of the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, Engineer Muhammad Addra, who led a delegation on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Tuesday.   Engineer Sule disclosed that officials of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, approached him Monday night, seeking the state government to provide access to…

Gov Sule visits agric minister, seeks further support, collaboration

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has sought further collaboration and support from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, especially in to the area of boosting agricultural activities, as well as rural roads.   Engineer Sule made this known when he paid a thank-you visit to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Shanono, in Abuja, on Wednesday.   According to the Governor, with Nasarawa State being an agricultural state, it will require the support of the ministry to attain its potential of adding a…

Farmers /Herders conflict: Group advocate increased funding for NSCDC Agro Rangers 

A pressure group,Network for Peace and National Food Security has called on Federal government of Nigeria to increase funding for the Agro Rangers unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,NSCDC. ‘The group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade James Okoronkwo noted that the NSCDC Agro Rangers has been performing creditably to the delight of the rank and file in addition to the critical stakeholders. The group also hailed the appointment of through- bred security professional, Mr Clinton Hillary Madu as the NSCDC Commandant -General “Mr…

NYSC DG tasks corps members on modern trends in agriculture

Corps Members have been advised to equip themselves with modern trends in agricultural practices. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this advise on Monday in an address during a virtual seminar with the theme, “Alleviating Hunger and Poverty through Agriculture: Today’s Youth-Tomorrow’s Leaders”, organised by Corps Members serving at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan. He noted that the NYSC Management seeks active participation of Corps Members in agriculture which is in alignment with Federal Government’s drive to boost agriculture, so as to diversify national economy from over…

Netherlands Govt approves 400, 000 euros for NLTP pilot project in Nasarawa

The Netherlands government has approved 400, 000 Euros for the Federal Government to embark on the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP) in Nasarawa State.   Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, disclosed this on Monday, at the Government House, Lafia, while on a two-day working visit to Nasarawa State.   Alhaji Nanono, while noting that the country has been toying with the issue of livestock development, which resulted into misconceptions about the NLTP, confirmed that funding for the project has been approved by the Netherlands government and…

FARMERS’ PRODUCTIVITY:Gov Sani Bello meets NEPC ED,seeks support 

Niger state Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has sought for the support of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) towards increasing farmers productivity in Niger State. The Governor, who was received by the Executive Director (ED) of the Organization, Mr.Olusegun Awolowo in Abuja, said the state desired to partner with the council in various aspect, especially in agriculture to help boost farmers productivity in the State. He enumerated some of the areas to include provision of improved seedlings, equipment and other agro-allied inputs to the farmers, suggesting that an institutional framework should be…

Gov Sule flags off dry season fertiliser sales,calls for new strategy in distribution

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the 2020/21 dry season distribution of fertilizer to farmers, urged officials handling the distribution to employ new strategies with a view to cutting off middlemen.   Engineer Sule gave the directive while launching the sales of fertilizer and other farming inputs to farmers in the state, at a ceremony in Lafia, on Tuesday.   The Governor stated that the launching of the fertilizer distribution and other farming inputs for farmers, demonstrated the commitment of his administration to ensure effective distribution process…

Gemany-based agro firm, Reila to establish assembly plant in Nasarawa

A post-harvest technology manufacturing company based in Germany, Reila, has identified Nasarawa State as location for establishing an assembly plant in Nigeria. Nasarawa State Governor,  Engr.Abdullahi Sule, disclosed this shortly after a demonstration by the firm of its post-harvest implements at Shabu Farms, in Agwada Development Area, on Saturday. Engr. Sule who couldn’t hide his excitement, showed appreciation to the Emir of Keffi,  HRH Dr. Shehu Usman Yamusa, for initiating the idea, as well as the first civilian Governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, for making his farm available…