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...
The Federal Government  has said that the Nigeria Agri-business and Agro -Industry Development Initiative (NAADI) would address  enormous challenges faced by stakeholders in the agric-commodity value chain in the country. A statement signed by Mrs. Oluwakemi Ogunmakinwa, Assistant Director Press in the Ministry said the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and...
The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has pledged the Bank’s readiness to increase its development finance interventions to further support start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. Mr. Emefiele made the pledge while delivering the 51st Convocation Lecture of the University of Lagos,...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in its bid to moderate and control the prices of maize in the Nigerian market, has approved the release of 50,000 metric metric tonnes of maize to 12 major producers, from strategic maize reserve (SMR) under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). The release of...
In a renewed move to address the rising cost of food prices in the Nigerian market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Rice farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) have concluded plans to distribute 27,000 metric tonnes of rice paddies directly to millers nationwide on Thursday, June 24,...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono has revealed that the Ministry recently launched an online portal to ensure efficient and effective monitoring of Federal Government intervention in the Agric sector. He disclosed this while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 44th council meeting of...
The Federal Government of Nigeria through its ministry of agriculture has started rolling out strategies to alleviate iminent hunger in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and insecurity. Dr. Ernest A. Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, disclosed this while declaring open the 44th Regular Meeting of the National Council...
...As ACCI Issues Policy Brief On Dairy Sector The Federal Government is working hard to resolve the farmer/herder crisis through the revival of gracing reserves in 21 out of the 36 states of the federation. This disclosure was made by the Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono during a webinar on Nigeria...