AEPB begins public awareness campaign on unlawful farming in FCT

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) says that it has started a public awareness campaign on farming in unlawful places in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mr Muktar Ibrahim, the Head, Information and Outreach Unit of the board, said this while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. ‘‘The prohibited areas……

Agric Sector Can Generate over 40 Million Jobs With Quality Seeds- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has called for development, production and distribution of quality seeds to farmers in Nigeria in order to boost agricultural output and create over 40 million jobs for the unemployed population.   Dogara, who said this when he visited Premier Seeds Nigeria Limited, Zaria, Kaduna State, also……

Agriculture: Federal Government on Improving Irrigation in Nigeria

Musbau Dan-Wahab, Abuja: As part of the diversification policy of the Buhari’s Administration, the federal government is targeting 500 hectares of land for irrigation across the country by year 2020. The figure is to go up to about one-point-five million hectares by year 2030. How feasible are these targets given the fact that less than…

Food crisis: Nigerians urged to return to farm

A lawmaker, Mr. Mohammed Okpede, on Monday in Nasarawa, urged Nigerians to return to farm as a way of quickly addressing the nation’s food crisis. Okpede, a large-scale farmer, said he cultivated over 90 hectares of land to boost food production in Nasarawa State. the lawmaker, representing Doma North Constituency at the Nasarawa State House…

IPCR Engage Farmers Herders In Dialogue

IPCR Engage Farmers Herders in Dialogue Access to land either for grazing or farming, plus conflicting land use laws have been identified as the major problems leading to clashes between farmers and herders. This was pointed out at a dialogue between farmers and herdsmen, organized by the Institute for Peace and Conflict resolution. The growing…

Kogi Govt to Establish Six Farm Settlements

Cross section of LG Administrators  Kogi State government has concluded plans to establish six farm settlements across the three senatorial districts of the state. Vanguard reports.Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government Affairs, Mr. Abubakar Ohere, disclosed this yesterday, while addressing administrators of the 21 local government councils of the state on the government’s…

Inside Jigawa’s Agricultural Policy

The Jigawa State government under the leadership of governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has identified agricultural development as its top priority with the agenda of “Supporting Agriculture and its Value chain” to build sustainable local economy. Right from his inaugural speech, Badaru has been announcing that he is going to use the area Jigawa State has…

Borno Elders Appeal For More Food Items , Others To IDPs

The Borno Elders Forum (BOEF) has yesterday appealed to Nigerians and international donor agencies to rescue over 2.6 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with “humanitarian and rehabilitation” assistance, before they return to their respective liberated communities this year. The appeal was made at a news conference held by BOEF chairman, AmbUsmanGaltimari at the Government House,…