Nigeria seeks more commitment to agric value chain from stakeholders

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The Nigerian Government has urged stakeholders in the agricultural sector to show more commitment to the sector’s value chain and meet the much-needed quality agricultural products. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Muhammad Nanono, made the call when he visited the Bauchi Old Galambi cattle ranch in Bauchi.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to develop the agricultural value chain in order to achieve economic growth.

He said that the government is also determined to establishing a sustainable agricultural sector that would raise the incomes of the rural population and reinforce the nation’s economy.

The minister pledged the Nigerian Government’s readiness to support the Bauchi State government to modernise its grazing reserves in line with international best practice.

He said that the livestock transformation plan, initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is to cater for the needs of the citizens.

Nanono said that his ministry would sensitise farmers and other critical stakeholders on the need to key into the policy, stressing that some foreign investors had agreed to invest in the sector.

While assuring of the government’s support for effective implementation of the policy in the state, the minister attributed the high rate of unemployment in the country to the collapse of industries.