Entries by Aishat Onusi

End of Tenure Statement by Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, May 28, 2019.

I would like to first of all appreciate President Mohammadu Buhari for bringing us in, in October 2015 to join him in running this country. In the last three and half years, with my colleague, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, we have put our energies into building a strong Agricultural economy. I want to thank the President […]

NEWS FLASH: Honourable Ministers Hand Over To Permanent Secretary

In compliance with the directives by President Muhammadu Buhari, Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh and the Honourable Minister of State, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri formally handed over the reins of administration to the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja. In […]

Federal Government Hands Over Concessioned Silo Complexes To Concessionaires

Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has presided over the official handing over ceremony of concessioned silo complexes to concessionaires who had emerged as preferred bidders after a successful negotiation. Speaking at the event, Chief Ogbeh stated that the Federal Government established the silos complexes and commodity warehouses in various parts […]

SPEECH AS GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE MONTHLY MEETING OF HEADS OF MISSIONS OF EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES COUNTRIES DELIVERED BY CHIEF AUDU I. OGBEH, HONOURABLE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, NIGERIA IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY, 14TH MAY 2019 AT 10:00AM.

It is quite clear that Nigeria and indeed a large number of African countries have a major crisis on their hands. It is the crisis of the youth. It is well known that over 60% of Africans are below the age of 40. Given the stunted pace of development across the continent over the last […]

FG Flags Off Distribution of High Yielding Cotton Seeds, Other Inputs to Farmers in Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari today flagged off the commencement of the distribution of high-yielding cotton seeds and other farming inputs to 100,000 cotton farmers in Katsina State for the 2019 planting season under the Anchor Borrower’s Programme. The President was represented by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh in the company […]

Honourable Minister Meets With Stakeholders To Strengthen Aflatoxins Control in Maize and Groundnut in Nigeria

Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has met with officials of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA; Harevst Plus Nigeria; Harvest Field Nigeria and other stakeholders actively involved in the production and distribution of Aflasafe to reduce aflatoxin content in crops from field to storage. Aflatoxins are natural poisons produced […]

NEWS FLASH: 43rd National Council on Agriculture & Rural Development, NCARD Meeting Opens in Umuahia

The technical session of the 43rd regular meeting of the National Council on Agriculture & Rural Development has opened on Tuesday in Abia State as stakeholders converge at the International Conference Centre, Umuahia. This year’s NCARD meeting is focusing on the theme: “Consolidating the Strategies of Agricultural Promotion Policy for Economic Diversification and Growth” and […]

FG Begins BOA’s Restructuring and Recapitalization

Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has presided over the kick-off meeting to formalise the commencement of the restructuring and recapitalization of the Bank of Agriculture in Abuja. The meeting, convened at the instance of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE was attended by both managements of the appointed financial advisers […]