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FG, States To Ensure Food Security

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Posted: Mar 30, 2016 at 6:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)




The Federal Government has reaffirmed its willingness to collaborate with states across the country to attain food sufficiency and security in the next three years.

Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State, Agriculture and Rural Development,  reaffirmed this on Wednesday in Abuja when he received in audience the Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Mamir Yakubu, in his office.

Lokpobiri said “The Ministry is willing to partner with state Governments to enable us attain   self sufficiency in food production in Nigeria in the next two or three years.

“We cannot do it alone, Federal government does not have farms, Federal Government will do more of interventions, it is time to foster a stronger relation with states”.

He noted that the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and other development partners have mapped out a lot of agricultural programmes across all states of the Federation to upscale the growth and development of the nation’s agriculture  sector.

The Minister of State assured the Katsina government of the ministry’s support and interventions in its bid to develop the agricultural sector.