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 …

Gov Sani Bello charges ministry on improved animal husbandry

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has charged the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to intensify efforts on animal husbandry as it remain an integral part of the administration’s agricultural transformation agenda. Governor Sani Bello stated this when he visited the State’s Livestock Improvement and Breeding Centre at the Tagwai Dam, Minna. He acknowledged that the progress and process of developing unique species of Cattle at the center were slowing and promised to meet with the ministry to fast track its development.   According to him, the whole idea of…

AGRIC: Osun micro credit agency empowers 25 cassava growers’ groups, presents N5m cheque …as beneficiaries laud Oyetola’s government

Osun State Micro Credit Agency on Tuesday empowered 25 cassava farmers as part of government’s efforts to revamp the agriculture sector in the State. The gesture was aimed at meeting the needs of the seasonal cassava farmers. This was even as the beneficiaries lauded the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for its continued support to farmers in the State.   Speaking during the symbolic presentation of N5milion cheque to the beneficiaries, the General Manager, Osun Micro Credit Agency, Mr Dayo Babaranti, said the agency initiated the intervention as part of…

Makinde signs Oyo State Agribusiness Devt Agency Bill into law

Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde, has signed the Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA) Bill into law. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said the signing ceremony took place at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, the state capital. Speaking shortly after signing the bill into law, Governor Makinde said: “I have just signed the law to make provision for the establishment, composition and powers of the Oyo State Agribusiness Agency and every other matters connected therewith. “Agribusiness is one of the cardinal…

Nigeria doing poorly in Agric research, says Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has decried Nigeria’s poor performance in the area of Agricultural Research and Development. Lawan made this known in his concluding remarks after the Senate considered a bill that seeks to amend the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Act. According to the Senate President, given the number of specialized agricultural institutes in the country, Nigerian farmers should have access to technology needed to make farming easy. “I want to say that we are doing very poorly in the area of agricultural research and…

Agriculture, a viable means for employment creation – Lawan …As Senate moves to establish Agricultural Development Fund

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said agriculture remained a viable means for employment creation in Nigeria. According to him, substantial investment in the sector by the Federal Government would guarantee food security for the country. Lawan stated this against the backdrop of a bill under consideration by the National Assembly seeking to establish the Agricultural Development Fund.  “The agricultural sector remains unarguably the most viable means of ensuring that we create employment opportunities and that we create wealth for our people as well. “If there is anything that…

Niger Govt partners Brazil on animal husbandry

Brazil a leading country in livestock management has pledged her readiness to improving the animal husbandry subsector in Niger State. The Ambassador of Brazil, Mr. Ricardo Guerra de Araujo disclosed this in Abuja when he received in audience, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello at the Brazillian Embassy, Wednesday. Mr. Araujo who noted that Brazil and Nigeria have a high bilateral understanding on joint mechanized agricultural, described the presentation by the Niger State team as promising. He assured the State Government of every technical support required, adding that it was high time…

Niger State Investment Drive Receives a Boost , As Gov Sani-Bello Signs MoU with Dutch Govt ,Companies

The effort of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to attract both local and foreign direct investments into Niger State, Tuesday, received another boost  with the signing of MOU with the Dutch Government and companies. The event which took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saw the Niger State Government and Royal FrieslandCampina WAMCO PLC sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “dairy chain development” to boost dairy production in the country. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello signed the MOU on behalf of the Niger State Government, while Mr. Ben Langat, MD, Friesland…