The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono, on Saturday in Kano, reaffirmed the federal authorities’s plan to determine 630 farming service centres throughout 634 native authorities areas within the nation.
He additionally confirmed that the federal authorities will in no distant time set up 17 rice mills in Kano, as half its dedication to spice up agriculture and guarantee meals safety within the county.
During a town-hall assembly with farmers teams, associations and demanding stakeholders held at Coronation Hall, Government House, on Sunday Nanono additionally disclosed that the whole tools for use within the centres shall be produced regionally.
According to him, the tools for the centres shall be imported, however assembled regionally, including that the meeting plant of the fabrication of the tools is anticipated to supply jobs for over three million Nigerians.
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In addition, he disclosed that FADAMA mission in Kano, which is presently in part 1, can be expanded to phases two and three, in order to unfold over 180 million hectares of farmland for the cultivation of rice and in addition present jobs for over a million folks.
When it will definitely stabilises, he assured that Nigeria will slightly rework from an importer of rice to exporter of the commodity, the standard of which is able to examine favourably with worldwide commonplace.
”The service centre will organise collection of seminars for native farmers, specializing in up to date methods of farming, in addition to the best texture of land for rice farming and excessive yielding species of rice to be cultivated.”
He expressed optimism that the rice revolution within the nation will ascend to the subsequent stage, to tally with the slogan of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Nanono confused the necessity for farmers within the nation to embrace fashionable agriculture, contemplating the over 70 million farmers, out of which solely 14,000 are specialists in fashionable agricultural methods.