By Clement Adeyi The paper has it that, Osun State Commissioner of Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Ismaila Jayeoba-Alagbada, yesterday, disclosed that the Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration has disbursed N4.5 billion to 27,352 beneficiaries in the state within eight years to drive poverty alleviation programmes. He said the sectors covered in the disbursement of the micro-credit […]
By Sunday Michael Ogwu The paper reports that, the slow pace of socio-economic transformation in Nigeria can be attributed to the neglect of the agricultural sector as an engine of growth. Amongst some of the key roadblocks identified by the team of experts assigned some years back by the Central Bank of Nigeria to dig […]
By Ifeanyi Onuba According to the paper, the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending says it has facilitated a total amount of N85.5bn from Deposit Money Banks for the agricultural sector since its incorporation in 2013 The Managing Director, NIRSAL, Aliyu Abduihameed, gave this figure on Monday in a statement issued in Abuja.
By Vincent A. Yusuf Vincent reports that, Nigeria is set to resume the export of hibiscus (known as ‘Zobo’ in Hausa) to Mexico after the first export worth $35 million in nine months. The Coordinating Director of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr. Vincent Isegbe, stated this when the Mexican Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. […]
By Daniel Essiet The paper reports that, Nigeria, being among the world biggest producers of agro crops, has not exploited much of their export potential. Several recommendations were, however, made for improving the sector at the maiden Nigeria Agricultural Exporter Group Summit (NAEG) in Lagos. For Nigeria to export more farm and food products, it […]
By Okwe Obi Okwe reports that, the Federal Government said issues stalling the success of grazing reserves, such as herders and farmers impasse, which has affected food security, has been resolved. Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, who made the disclosure at the National Commodity Alliance Forum (CAF) 2018, in […]
By Vincent A. Yusuf Vincent reports that the National Workshop on Commodity Alliance Forum (CAF) by the Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Assisted Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) has begun in Abuja with many farmers and off-takers in attendance. The National Programme Coordinator of the IFAD-VCDP, Dr Ameh Onoja, said the Programme was a demand- driven and market-led […]
The paper reports that the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) has contributed $68.9 million to the nation’s economy since inception in 2014, its National Programme Coordinator, Dr. Ameh Onoja has said. Onoja spoke at a workshop organized by IFAD in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural […]
By Ismail Mudashir Ismail reports that, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed disappointment with the Nigerian Press over the coverage of his go-back-to-land agricultural revolution programme. He spoke at a dinner for youth political appointees at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday night.