FG restates commitment to job creation through E-wallet system

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to creating jobs for millions of Nigerian youths through the E-wallet system in furtherance of its sustained socio-economic efforts to reduce unemployment, increase productivity and ensure sustainable development. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this during the flagging-off Agric Show/ Farms Exhibition organized […]

NASC warns firms against production of fake seeds

The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), has warned seed companies against production of fake seeds while also urging farmers to adopt use of improved and high quality seeds for better yields. The Director General of the Council, Dr. Philip Ojo, who gave the warning at the commencement of an advocacy campaign for rural farmers on […]

FG backs digitization of agric sector to enhance performance

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has promised the ministry’s readiness to support efforts that would digitize and improve the performance of the nation’s agriculture sector. Ogbeh made this known during the 2018 farmers’ open day forum held in Abuja. The forum was an awareness programme, organised by a group known […]

Ogbeh lauds 9% interest rate on credit for farmers/manufacturers

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Wednesday described the new monetary policy of a single -digit lending rate of 9% to agriculture and manufacturing sectors as desirable for the growth of the nation’s economy sustainably. The minister expressed optimism that the new interest rate regime would create jobs for teeming […]

FG seals N10Bn rice mills’ contract deal for 10 states

The Federal Government on Monday signed a N10 billion contract for the construction of integrated large-scale rice processing mills in 10 states in furtherance of its commitment to boost rice production locally. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the investment was signed between the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on behalf of the […]

FG to acquire 10,000 tractors through PPP deal

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Chief Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed that the Federal Government sealed a pact with John Deere Tractors to acquire about 10,000 tractors through Public Private Partnership Programme (PPP) with the tractor manufacturing company. The Minister, who made the disclosure during his meeting with the management of John Deere […]