Minister urges stakeholders to focus on areas of comparative advantage
Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Muhammad Nanono has advised stakeholders in the Niger Delta to streamline their projects and focus on areas of comparative advantage, such as fishing, cocoa and cassava.
Nanono gave the advice, when the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang led a team of Emergency Agricultural Programme stakeholders on a courtesy visit to the minister.
According to a statement, the visit was aimed at strengthening existing partnerships and soliciting for projects to be integrated into the ministry’s programme for funding.
The minister said the ministry would assist in providing seedlings, clear land and other technical support, such as soil mapping to ensure the programme’s success. He added that the ministry would work with relevant stakeholders to resuscitate the Ebughu fishing terminal in Mbo, Akwa Ibom State.
Earlier, Enang said the meeting was to enlist the ministry’s support to persuade the financing institutions to lower and liberalise the conditions of loan, so as to allow access to funds by more practising farmers.
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