We’re following Baba’s footsteps in the agriculture sphere, says Makinde of Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Thursday that he was impressed by the developmental strides being recorded by the Seyi Makinde-led administration in Oyo State. The former president appreciated the efforts being made by the governor to develop the state, noting that he has seen improvements in the developmental activities in parts of the state. “I will still want to appreciate the efforts … Continue reading We’re following Baba’s footsteps in the agriculture sphere, says Makinde of Obasanjo

Lagos to establish LACE to boost fish production and create 10,000 new jobs – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babjide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the government will establish the Lagos Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (L.A.C.E), in collaboration with a private sector investor, as part of efforts to boost fish production in the State. Governor Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this over the weekend at the Y2020 edition of the Lagos Seafood Festival held at the Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island, explained that the … Continue reading Lagos to establish LACE to boost fish production and create 10,000 new jobs – Sanwo-Olu

Cross River raises 6m cocoa seedlings

Cross River has raised six million improved variety of cocoa seedlings to boost its production capacity. Mr Oscar Ofuka, the Special Adviser to Gov. Ben Ayade on Cocoa Development and Control, announced this during his chieftaincy conferment ceremony in Cross River. He was conferred with a chieftaincy title of Ntuiri Eji 1 of Ejagam Kingdom, Efun Efun Afon Ndume-Nne meaning, the hero of development by … Continue reading Cross River raises 6m cocoa seedlings

Lagos to establish butchers’ academy

The Lagos State Government says it will establish a butchers’ academy in order to train new and existing butchers in global best practices on slaughtering in the red meat value chain in the State. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya stated this today during the test run of a new semi-mechanised abattoir under the Public-Private Partnership at Bariga area of the State. Olusanya … Continue reading Lagos to establish butchers’ academy

EndSARS: We Won’t Escape Next Youth Uprising, Senate President Warns

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged his colleagues holding elective offices in the country to consider giving urgent attention to youth empowerment, poverty reduction, food security and appreciable improvement in living standards of Nigerians. Speaking at a forum to critique the performance of the agriculture sector and 2021 Budgetary provision for it, Senator Lawan said the provision of N139,458, 322,208.00 for agriculture out … Continue reading EndSARS: We Won’t Escape Next Youth Uprising, Senate President Warns

Assets controversy: Absence of judge stalls AFAN’s suit against Kabiru Ibrahim-led NWC

The absence of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, stalled hearing in a suit filed by All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) against Mr. Kabiru Ibrahim and his dissolved National Working Committee (NWC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that AFAN had, on May 11, sued Ibrahim and the dissolved NWC over alleged refusal to hand over the association’s … Continue reading Assets controversy: Absence of judge stalls AFAN’s suit against Kabiru Ibrahim-led NWC

FEPSAN applauds Buhari’s insistence on the ban on food, fertiliser imports

The Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-emphasising the need to sustain the ban placed on the importation of fertiliser and some staple food items into Nigeria. President of FEPSAN, Mr Thomas Etuh who gave the commendation in a statement issued on Friday said the presidential pronouncement is a demonstration of the determination of Mr President to … Continue reading FEPSAN applauds Buhari’s insistence on the ban on food, fertiliser imports

Technology, the solution to post-harvest wastage — Minister

Minister of of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the only way out of post harvest wastage of agricultural produce in the country is technology. Onu made this disclosure in Abuja, on Thursday, while receiving members of Association of Food and Agro Processors led by its Chairman, Duro Kuteyi. The visit, according to the Association, was to establish partnership with the Federal Government … Continue reading Technology, the solution to post-harvest wastage — Minister

COVID-19: Kwara government flags off the free distribution of 50,000 Cocoa seedlings as a palliative 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 the cocoa industry is the second largest foreign exchange earner after crude and generates over … Continue reading COVID-19: Kwara government flags off the free distribution of 50,000 Cocoa seedlings as a palliative to farmers

Buhari directs CBN to implement zero allocation of forex for the importation of food items and fertilizer

As the Federal Government rolls out the Economic Sustainability Plan and sets goal for National Food Security, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria ”not to issue a kobo” of the country’s reserves for the importation of food items and fertilizer. At a meeting of the National Food Security Council at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari restated his earlier verbal … Continue reading Buhari directs CBN to implement zero allocation of forex for the importation of food items and fertilizer