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THE Federal Government has declared that Nigeria will regain her lost position as the world’s largest cocoa producer and exporter soon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this during the inauguration of the Cocoa Relaunch Committee...
The Federal Government has set up a 21-man steering committee to restructure and recapitalise the Bank of Agriculture. The committee would commence the restructuring with N500bn and work within the next three to one month to actualise its goal. Inaugurating the...
The Federal Government through the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh on Thursday inaugurated the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Agriculture and Nutrition. Chief Ogbeh at the inauguration stressed the need for improved agriculture and nutrition, saying” food...
In view of media reports that grains are being hoarded, the federal government, has said that it would not purchase the commodity from hoarders. In a statement to Leadership Weekend, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator...
The Federal Government has appropriated the sum of N4.1 billion to buy grains for the strategic food reserves. There are 33 silos scattered across the country. The measure is also expected to shoreup the prices of food commodities. The amount represents...
The Federal Government has approved a Pan-African programme, tagged ENABLE Youth, designed to engage and create gainful employment and wealth for African youth along the agricultural value chains. According to a report by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),...
THE Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday, put poultry farmers across the country on alert over the recent outbreak of bird flu in Kano State. Ogbeh said poultry farmers should apply preventive measures to curtail any...
The country spends N30.5bn every year to import honey from China, the Federal Government has said. It also stated that some of the imported products were not real honey as they often come out after careful analysis as sugar syrup. The...
The Federal Government has put hold on sales of its 23 silos nationwide to address the challenge of food shortage. Agriculture minister Audu Ogbeh disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja at a town hall meeting organised by the Ministry of...
The Federal Government says the current hike in price of fertiliser is as a result of security concerns as criminal elements are using its components to make bombs and other explosives. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe stated...

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