Nigerian President speaks on food self sufficiency by 2019!

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s determination to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production with the capability to export 10 million tons of grains and processed food by 2019.

The president made this known  in a speech delivered on his behalf by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Arc. Sonny S. T. Echono to the Agricultural initiative, the ‘Green River Project’ (GRP).

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Workers in food and beverage sector of Nigeria cry out against extinction!

Workers in the food and beverage sector of the Nigeria’s  economy have raised the alarm that the sector could be on the verge of extinction as over three million jobs are threatened due to the inability of companies to source foreign exchange to import raw materials for operations.

Reports say already, companies in the sector such as, Nigerian Flour Mills, NFM, Nigerian Breweries Limited, NBL, Guinness Plc, Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, 7 UP Bottling Company Plc, Friesland Campina Wampco Plc among others, have already written to labour bodies in the sector, notifying them of likely retrenchment of workers.

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Meat consumers in Abuja cry out against deplorable state of Abattoir!

Meat consumers in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria  have raised alarm over the deplorable state of infrastructure and unhealthy operational environment of the council’s abattoir.

Some of the consumers who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kuje faulted the reliance of the abattoir on stream water for the washing of meat before conveying to market.

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Ban on maize planting and tall crops in Plateau State!

The General Manager, Plateau State Environmental Protection and Sanitation Agency (PEPSA)  Mr Christopher Batai, has  declared that the law banning the planting of maize and tall crops in residential areas in Plateau State was still in force.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday March 28, 2016 in Jos the state capital that tall crops in residential areas served as breeding sites for vectors such as mosquitoes and rodents like rats. He explained that with the commencement of the rains, it has been  discovered that people have started clearing the little spaces in their compounds to start planting.

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