Entries by Aishat Onusi

RURAL PROJECTS: Bayelsa Communities Agog as Agric Ministry Commissions Projects

Rural communities in Bayelsa were excited as the Hon. Minister of State,  Dr. Heineken Lokpobiri, inspected an on-going road project and commissioned Solar Powered Boreholes and Street Light in Toru-Ebeni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.   This is to improve the wellbeing of the people in that community. The facilities are ready for […]

RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Yobe Community Visits Minister, Appreciates FG for Landmark Projects

The Honourable Minister of State – Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has assured the people of the North East geo political zone of the country that the Federal Government is committed to the development of the region despite the insecurity challenges posed by the activities of the Boko Haram sect. The minister stated that the development of […]

TOMATO SUMMIT: Stakeholders in the sector converged in Kano

Stakeholders in the tomato industry on Januray 25th, 2019 gathered in Kano state at the 1st National Tomato Summit to discuss “Strengthening Opportunities in Tomato Value Chain towards a National Self Sufficiency”.   The summit organized by the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG) and Grow Africa in collaboration with the Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria (TOGAN) […]

FOOD SAFETY: Rally against indiscriminate use of chemicals on food & illegal importation of staple foods

A sensitization rally against illegal importation of staple foods and indiscriminate use of chemicals on food was held in Abuja on January 18, 2019.   The sensitization rally organised by the Federal Department of Extension Services in Collaboration with the women wing of the National Association of Nigerian Traders, was enroute Utako Market, Wuse Market, […]

FG, IFAD Pledge Partnership for Food Security

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have agreed to work more closely to ensure food sufficiency in the country by funding and supporting the nation’s rural farmers.   Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri and IFAD’S regional Director for the West and Central […]

Lokpobiri Lauds IFAD over Huge Agricultural Investment in Nigeria

Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has commended the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for supporting the nation’s agricultural value chain development programme with the sum of $500 million.   Speaking when he received Ms Ndine Gbossa, the new country representative of the fund in his office in Abuja […]