President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed satisfaction with the yield of rice, which is now over 7.5 million metric tons annually as against 4 million metric tons in 2015. Buhari who unveiled the FCT Mega Rice pyramids in Abuja, also reiterated that the Anchor Borrowers' Programme of the Central Bank of...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar has said that if the illegal importation of rice into the country through its land borders was left unchecked, it would jeopardize all government efforts to enhance the domestic rice industry. Dr. Mahmood announced this during the meeting of...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar said the Federal Government has lifted a total of 4,205,576 Million Nigerians out of poverty in the last two years. He made this declaration in Abuja on Friday October 15, 2021, during the Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar has placed an urgent call to staff of the ministry at all levels to work hand in hand to achieve the President's goal of ensuring food sufficiency in the country. Dr. Abubakar made the call when he visited the...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reiterated its determination to address the existing challenges in the country’s wheat value chain as part of efforts to shore up the country’s foreign reserves. The Director, Development Finance Department at the CBN, Mr. Philip Yila Yusuf, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday,...
The Federal Government through its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has embarked on series of activities to positively transform the animal feed sector and ultimately enhance food security in the country. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar hinted this in his keynote address during the...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono has hinted that the ministry intended to turn the country into a global powerhouse in food production. He made this disclosure today, at the inauguration ceremony of the newly reconstituted Governing Council of the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science...
President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the first National Agriculture Land Development Authority (NALDA) Integrated Farm Estate in Suduje Daura, Katsina State, with a pledge that Nigeria, under his watch, will achieve food security. Performing the inauguration on Monday, July 19, 2021, President Buhari reiterated that his administration remained committed to...
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has come out to exonerate itself from the Akoko-Edo road saga. This was contained in a communique signed by the ministry's Director Information, Mr. Theodore Ogaziechi and made available to the press over the weekend. TheFact Nigeria gathered that there had been a viral...
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development alongside other stakeholders in the sector have strategised ways to reduce the vulnerabilities of women in agriculture. Speaking at a workshop organised to this effect yesterday in Abuja, Dr. Ernest A. Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry explained that the move was...