Connect with us

News

“Nigeria Now Africa’s Biggest Rice Producing Nation” – Agric Minister, Sabo Nanono

Published

on

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono has said that Nigeria is now the largest producer of rice in Africa and also the largest producer of cassava in the world.

"Nigeria Now Africa’s Biggest Rice Producing Nation" – Agric Minister, Sabo Nanono 3

Nanono disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during an event to mark the 2020 World Food Day, celebrated annually on October 16th.

He said: “Significant progress has been made to improve agricultural productivity since the inception of the present administration.

“To boost food security, Nigeria has curbed imports and has established a robust rice production programme to encourage more rice production at home.

“Efforts in this direction are starting to show results as Nigeria is now Africa’s largest producer of rice. The country is also the largest producer of cassava in the world.”

READ:  "I Was Dealing With Deep issues" - Omashola Addresses Video Of Him Wearing Rags

The minister said a range of policies and initiatives to strengthen the rice and cassava value chains had been put in place, and the economic potential of both livestock and fisheries are also being harnessed.

Nanono stated that in an attempt to diversify the economy, the Federal Government had continued with its focus on the agricultural sector.

“The government has deepened the culture with the Anchor Borrowers Programme initiative and ban on the importation of some agro-commodities,” he said.

READ:  Actress Nancy Isime Opens Up About Sleeping With Married UK Based Businessman

The minister further stated that the Federal Government through the Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support project had set aside N600bn as loan support to farmers across the country.

Nanono said no fewer than 2.4 million farmers were expected to benefit from the loan which had zero interest.

KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had said Nigeria would have been in trouble if his government hadn’t forced unemployed Nigerians to go into agriculture.

READ:  Election 2019: Okorocha’s Party Rejects Buhari, Adopts Atiku As Presidential Candidate

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

"If Your First Child Is Not Up To 18-Years-Old, Address Me As 'Sir'" - Yul Edochie Warns "If Your First Child Is Not Up To 18-Years-Old, Address Me As 'Sir'" - Yul Edochie Warns
Entertainment1 hour ago

“If Your First Child Is Not Up To 18-Years-Old, Address Me As ‘Sir'” – Yul Edochie Warns

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has taken to social media to reveal why Nigerians should address him as “Sir”. Sharing a...

"We All Need To Have Common Sense And Be Extremely Obidient" - Destiny Etiko Warns Nigerians "We All Need To Have Common Sense And Be Extremely Obidient" - Destiny Etiko Warns Nigerians
Entertainment2 hours ago

“We All Need To Have Common Sense And Be Extremely Obidient” – Destiny Etiko Warns Nigerians

Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko has taken to social media to warn Nigerians about their choice of candidate ahead of the...

Passengers Trapped As Container Falls On Fully Loaded Bus At Ojuelegba Bridge [Photos/Video] Passengers Trapped As Container Falls On Fully Loaded Bus At Ojuelegba Bridge [Photos/Video]
Metro2 hours ago

Passengers Trapped As Container Falls On Fully Loaded Bus At Ojuelegba Bridge [Photos/Video]

A truck carrying a container has fallen on a commercial bus filled with passengers at Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos State....

Nigerians Reacts As CBN Limits Cash Withdrawal To N20,000 Daily, N100,000 Weekly Nigerians Reacts As CBN Limits Cash Withdrawal To N20,000 Daily, N100,000 Weekly
News4 hours ago

Nigerians React To CBN Extension Of Deadline For Old Naira Notes

Some Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) extension of the deadline for the swapping...

Pretty Mike Storms Wedding As One-Eyed Man Leading Blind Women [Video] Pretty Mike Storms Wedding As One-Eyed Man Leading Blind Women [Video]
Celebrities5 hours ago

Pretty Mike Storms Wedding As One-Eyed Man Leading Blind Women [Video]

Nigerian socialite, Pretty Mike has stormed a wedding as a one-eyed man accompanied by women whose eyes were closed. In a...

Peter Obi Peter Obi
News5 hours ago

She Is An Exemplar In Social Consciousness – Peter Obi Appreciates Secondary School Girl Donation

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in next month’s general election, Peter Obi has appreciated the donation of...

“I Am Taken” - BBNaija’s Whitemoney Says As He Unveils New Woman [Video] “I Am Taken” - BBNaija’s Whitemoney Says As He Unveils New Woman [Video]
Celebrities5 hours ago

“I Am Taken” – BBNaija’s Whitemoney Says As He Unveils New Girlfriend [Video]

Big Brother Naija Season 6 winner, Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi, popularly known as Whitemoney, has unveiled his lover on social media. In a...

Naira Notes Swap Aimed At People Hoarding Illicit Funds, Not Common Man - Buhari Naira Notes Swap Aimed At People Hoarding Illicit Funds, Not Common Man - Buhari
News5 hours ago

Breaking News: CBN Extends Date For Return Of Old Naira Notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the terminal date for the return of all old Naira notes to 10th...

Reno Omokri Places $500 Bounty On Instagram Troll Who Threatened His Daughter Reno Omokri Places $500 Bounty On Instagram Troll Who Threatened His Daughter
News23 hours ago

New Naira: CBN Deadline Is Like Judgement Day – Reno Omokri

A former presidential aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has likened the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deadline for...

Yemi Alade Allegedly Weds Her Longtime Manager, Taiye Aliyu In A Private Ceremony [Video] Yemi Alade Allegedly Weds Her Longtime Manager, Taiye Aliyu In A Private Ceremony [Video]
PHOTOSPEAKS24 hours ago

Yemi Alade Allegedly Weds Her Longtime Manager, Taiye Aliyu In A Private Ceremony [Video]

Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has allegedly tied the knot with her longtime manager, Taiye Aliyu, in a private ceremony. It...

close