Lawmakers shop for Sani-Omolori’s replacement
Crisis in the National Assembly over the head of its bureaucracy witnessed a new dimension yesterday as lawmakers have begun considering replacement for the Clerk, Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori.
Farmers to access 81,000mt certified seed
Amidst the glooming effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria’s food production, the National Agricultural Seed Council, (NASC), has disclosed plans to ensure farmers accessed about 81,000 metric tonnes...
NASC deploys smart cards to tackle seed counterfeiting
National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), has deployed over six million smartcards in the coming farming season to check seeds counterfeiting which had hampered improved yields over the years, Dr. Phillip Ojo, director general of the agency said.
NASC strategises for Nigeria’s participation in $68 billion global seed trade
In efforts to ensure Nigeria fully benefitted from the global seeds trade of about $68billion, the Nigerian Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), has firmed up its membership of international organisations including Organisation of Economic Cooperation and day Development
Council expresses readiness for quality seeds, seedlings
Following the forecast by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) that there would be adequate rainfall patterns this year, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has expressed readiness to boost harvest and enhance farmers’ productivity by facilitating quality planting materials.
Stakeholders want 50% levies on agric products channelled to seed sector
To boost budgetary allocation to the seed sub-sector, stakeholders have urged the federal government to channel 50 per cent of levies collected by the Nigerian Custom Service on imported agricultural product to the development of seed industry. They bemoaned government’s paltry allocation to the seed segment, despite its importance to agricultural development in the country,…
Seeds council unfolds agenda for food security, poverty eradication by 2024
Using the instrumentalities of its new act recently signed by the Federal Government, the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has disclosed its preparedness to become the largest seed hub in sub-Saharan Africa to ensure the availability of quality planting materials for farmers.
Farmers cultivate 477,642 hectares as nation expects high yields
Indications have emerged that the country may reap bumper harvests of crops and allied farm products in the next harvest season. This follows the cultivation of over 477,642.18 hectares of land across the states of the country by 416,835 farm families with rice, maize, soya bean, cassava, wheat, and cotton.
Stiffer penalties for fake seeds merchants – Ojo
In line with the National Agricultural Seeds Act 2019, the Federal Government has commenced implementation of stiffer penalty for fake seed merchants, with fake seeds producers facing one to two year-jail term or N1to N2m fine.
Buhari reappoints Ojo as Seed Council DG
President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointment of Dr Olusegun Ojo as the Director-General, National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC). The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made this known in statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. NAN reports that Ojo was first appointed in May 2015, at…