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;…

NIFAAS reiterates commitment to provide advisory services to Rural Dwellers, says majority are farmers

The Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services ( NIFAAS) has reiterated its commitment to provide effective advisory services to the rural dwellers who are majorly Farmers in the country. This was disclosed by the President of the Forum, Prof. Dele Tologbonse at the inaugural meeting of it’s new Executive Committee  in Abuja. Prof. Tologbonse further revealed that members of the Forum are scattered all over the country in order to provide advisory services to the peasant farmers. According to the National President, “this feat would be achieved by collaborating with…

Nigerians to buy Rice at cheaper rate as farmers launch 1 million bags of rice

The rice from the pyramid, which is a collaboration between the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and RIFAN, will be allocated to the processors for processing, and then will be subsequently sold at discounted prices. According to NAN, this was made known on Tuesday in Abuja by the Chairman, Pyramid Sub Committee of RIFAN, Mr Shehu Muazu, who said that the rice pyramid would show that local production of food is possible. Muazu said that immediately after the unveiling of the pyramid, the CBN and RIFAN will allocate the rice…

BUHARI RICE PYRAMID: A Jamboree Or Nigeria Rice Production Exploit By Aliyu Ilias

Interrogating the value of one million paddy rice pyramid in Abuja, displayed to showcase the impact of anchor borrower scheme and other support for rice farmers, the speech of the central bank of Nigeria clarified some of the burning questions on the pyramid, he said they bought the paddy rice from the rice farmer in a place of collecting money to encourage them, the government in turn process the rice and send it to the market for consumption.   In the year 2014 government of Thailand exported 1.3 million metrics…

Gov Sule flags off fertilizer sales for dry season farming, warns against racheteering

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the sales of fertilizer to farmers for the 2021/22 dry season farming, warning officials incharge of the distribution of the commodity against racheteering.   Engineer Sule flagged off the fertilizer and other farm inputs sales, at a ceremony which held at the headquarters of the Nasarawa Agricultural Development Programme (NADP), on Wednesday.   According to the governor, his administration will continue to support farmers in the state towards retaining the current position of Nasarawa State in the country in terms of…