We’ll Make Agric Pivot For Economic Stabilization – FG

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The Federal Government yesterday said that current effort is geared towards making agriculture a pivot for economic stabilization in diversification and employment generation.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, stated this yesterday at the opening ceremony of the 10th edition of agric show organised by the National Agricultural Foundation.

Represented by the permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Bukar Hassan, he said government was working on reducing high cost of production and creating wealth for Nigerian farmers.

Chief Ogbeh said the ministry has imbibed the culture of promoting best practices in agricultural development in the country.

He listed some of these measures to include improve access to input and credit and vigorous involvement of youths in the agric sector.

Others include building of a national extension system and driving agriculture through commodity value chain approach.