Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has called for an urgent campaign against the use of pesticide to store agricultural produces for local consumption and exportation.
The Federal Government has approved N60 billion in support of its rice subsidy programme aimed at bringing down the price of the commodity across the country.
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has applauded the present administration’s stride at diversifying the monolithic economy of Nigeria with agriculture.
A Director at NAQS, Dr Maimuna Abdullahi, disclosed this on Monday in Kano at a One-Day sensitization workshop on Good Agricultural practice.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanisation, Processing and Export, Afam Mbanefo, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Awka.
The president stated this in Auyo, Jigawa State, at an event to mark the commencement of the rehabilitation and expansion of the 6,000-hectare Hadejia Valley irrigation project, on Monday.
Fashola gave the commendation in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday when he paid Bagudu a courtesy visit while on an inspection visit of federal roads in the state.
A source at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development told the News Agency of Nigeria that the event was called off because President Muhammadu Buhari would not be attending the event due to a more pressing official duty.
The Managing Director/CEO of SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited, Muhammad Jibrin, and the Chief Executive of Bank of Agriculture, Kabiru Adamu, signed for their respective banks during the event, which they said would aid agric processes as…
Anbua speaking with newsmen in Makurdi on Friday said that many farmers were still unable to return to their farms after the clashes between them and herdsmen.
She gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at the sideline of the ongoing 40th National Council on Establishment meeting in Owerri on Friday.
Suarau, who spoke on Wednesday in his office at Alausa, Ikeja, while reviewing reports of the Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Unit on abattoirs, seizure of stray animal, monitoring of meat transportation and regulation of veterinary…
Aminu Suleman, the Public Relations Officer of the Edo Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service, made this known via a statement in Benin on Wednesday.
Ogbeh regretted that continuous use of poor and sub-standard seeds and poor agronomic practices were the reasons for poor yields experienced by farmers.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau, made this known over the weekend while reviewing report of the sales of the product from designated centres.
Misau, who represents Bauchi Central in the Senate, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.
Akosile said: “The rains arrived around May and then increased toward the end of June and took some two weeks break, in what we refer to now as ‘the July Break’.