Sule Seeks FG’s Collaboration to Boost Food Production in Nasararwa

Sule Seeks FG’s Collaboration to Boost Food Production in Nasararwa

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

The Nasararwa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, yesterday sought the collaboration of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to boost agricultural production in the state.

Sule disclosed this when he visited the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Abuja.

With Nasarawa known as a state with tremendous potential in agriculture, the governor said he was at the ministry to consolidate on the already existing collaboration between the federal and the state governments towards ensuring food security.

“We are here from Nasarawa State because the state has been known in the area of agriculture, and we believe that we can buy in and participate in everything that this ministry is doing,” Governor Sule said.

He disclosed that presently, Nasarawa State is the largest producer of sesame seed in the country, second largest producer of cassava and yam, and number five in rice production in the country.

The governor used the opportunity of the visit to update the minister on various agricultural initiatives in Nasarawa State, particularly commercial agriculture with industry giants like Olam Farms, Dangote Group, Nigeria Flour Mills Limited and Azman Farms, among others.

In his response, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari, said the visit by Governor Sule demonstrated the collaboration that the ministry sought to achieve between the federal government and the state governments with a view to significantly boosting food production in the country.

The minister expressed confidence that the synergy between the tiers of governments would more readily assure positive outcomes in the country’s quest for improved agricultural production.

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