FG launches N46.83bn agric scheme in nine oil producing states

The federal government on Tuesday launched 129.17 million U.S. dollars (N46.83 billion) agricultural scheme to enhance food security and income generation in the country.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, said this at the formal launch in Port Harcourt that the scheme would take off in nine oil producing states.

The states are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers.

The minister, who was represented by Mohammed Umar, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the scheme, Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises (LIFE-ND), was in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

“The project is part of the federal government’s drive to diversify the…

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