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Published On: Tue, Aug 27th, 2019

FG to strengthen agric research institutes, says Minister

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By Eileen Ihemadu

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono has said he will ensure that agricultural research institutes in the ministry are strengthened to promote improved seedlings that will galvanize food production in the country.
The Minister spoke while receiving briefs from the research agencies under the ministry today in his office. He said “for me, I want to be very serious with the research institutes, so that they will research on improved seeds that will be suitable to our environment “, adding that the institutes are the engine of growth in the sector.
Nanono noted the enormous potentials of Nigerians in many spheres of life and said efforts would be geared towards initiating ways of discovering these potentials especially as they relate to the agricultural sector.
Drawing from his wealth of experience in the farming business and the enormous opportunities that abound, the minister urged Nigerians to refocus on making the agricultural sector the hub of economic growth in Nigeria.
The Minister was joined in the briefing by the Minister of State, Hon Mustapha Baba Shehuri, Representative of the Permanent Secretary and Directors in the ministry.

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