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Sokoto Agric Commissioner is Dead
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Sokoto Agric Commissioner is Dead

Arzika Tureta, Sokoto state's Commissioner for Agriculture is dead at the age of 62. The commissioner died in the early hours of Monday May 24 at Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS), after a protracted illness. Tureta who left behind two wives and seven children, once represented Tureta local government area in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, before becoming a federal lawmaker representing Bodinga/DangeShuni/Tureta Federal Constituency.
FG To Train 100 Rice Farmers In Kebbi – Ogbeh
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FG To Train 100 Rice Farmers In Kebbi – Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will train 100 rice farmers in Kebbi, as part of efforts to boost rice production in the country. The minister said this in Birnin Kebbi when he declared open the two-day Farmers Forum and Exhibition, jointly organised by the Kebbi Ministry of Agriculture and Daily Trust Newspapers. Ogbeh, who was represented by a director in the ministry, Mr Abdullahi Shehu, said that Gov. Atiku Bagudu had elevated the status of Kebbi in commercial rice production. He said that the training of the 100 farmers from Kebbi in commercial rice production was in recognition of the success which the state government had recorded in rice production under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme of the Central Bank of ...
Eld-el-Kabir: Lagos Begins Sale Of LAKE Rice Thursday
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Eld-el-Kabir: Lagos Begins Sale Of LAKE Rice Thursday

In preparation for the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration and to ensure food security in Lagos State, the state government says it would on Thursday, August 24 commence the sale of LAKE Rice in various centres across the state. The Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Oluwatoyin Suarau, who made this known in his office in Alausa – Ikeja, stated that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved some centres for the distribution and sales of the commodity. He listed the centres to include the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas; the Agricultural Development Area Complex, Oko-oba, Agege; LTV Blue Roof Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja, and other designated spots across the state. Suarau stated that the Ambode administration has since inception embarked on agricultural ...
Lagos Acquires 32 Tonnes Per Hour Rice Mill From Switzerland
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Lagos Acquires 32 Tonnes Per Hour Rice Mill From Switzerland

The Governor, who spoke shortly after the signing ceremony, said the development was in furtherance of his vision of enhancing food security and creating employment in the State. The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday in Zurich, Switzerland led a team of the State Executive Council members to sign an agreement with Bühler AG, a leading rice-mill producer in the world, for the acquisition of a 32 tonnes per hour Rice Mill. The Governor, who spoke shortly after the signing ceremony, said the development was in furtherance of his vision of enhancing food security and creating employment in the State. It is estimated that the partnership would facilitate the creation of about 200,000 jobs across the agriculture value chain, while it would also bring about the cultivatio...
State Distributes Sets Of Animal Traction Equipment To IDPs
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State Distributes Sets Of Animal Traction Equipment To IDPs

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe on Friday distributed 130 sets of animal traction equipment to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gujba and Gulani local government areas to revive their agricultural production The governor, who distributed the animals and traction equipment in Buni-Yadi, said that the project was aimed at boosting food production in the communities of returning IDPs. Gaidam, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Mustapha Gajirima, said: “In an effort to ensure food security and fight poverty, government procured the animals and the traction packages for distribution to the displaced persons.’’ He said that the government procured 130 pairs of oxen carts and agricultural implements at the cost of N49.6 million. The governor urged ...
Sallah: Lagos Govt Resumes Sales Of LAKE Rice
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Sallah: Lagos Govt Resumes Sales Of LAKE Rice

The Lagos State Government said it would resume the sales of LAKE Rice at approved retail outlets across the state from Monday, June 19, ahead of the Eid-el-fitr. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, said this on Sunday while reviewing the modalities for the distribution of the rice across the state. Suarau said that the sales would be part of the state government’s commitment to ensure food security and help residents sail through the current economic recession. According to him, the rice which has been subsidised to ensure affordability is fresh and safe for consumption. “The selling of the rice is auspicious, especially, with regards to the forthcoming Eid-el-fitr. “The ministry will ensure a fair distribution of the rice across the state and en...
Kogi Halts Move To Reconstitute Grazing Committee
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Kogi Halts Move To Reconstitute Grazing Committee

The Kogi State Government has assured all its citizens, especially those from the Eastern Senatorial Zone, that its intention to reconstitute the Grazing Reserve Management Committee, in line with the 1965 Northern Nigeria Government Grazing Reserve Law and modified 1978 Land Use Decree of the Federal Government of Nigeria, was in the interest of all and not intended to harm anyone or group. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Kehinde Oloruntoba, and released on Wednesday in Lokoja, the government said the exercise is not targeted at any particular section of the state and that it was commuted to finding lasting peace between the herdsmen and farmers. The statement reads in part: “Our attention has been drawn to an erroneous interpretation of our memo dated 20t...

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