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Nigeria Has Imported Wheat Worth About N2.2 Trillion Within 4 Years – Sabo Nanono

Sabo Nanono

Sabo Nanono

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono has come out to say that Nigeria in the last four years has imported wheat worth about N2.2 trillion.

He recently revealed this during the Kano Wheat Farmers Field Day organised by the Flour Milling Association Of Nigeria held at Dambatta Local Government Area.

According to him, the Federal government has put measures in place to change the narrative, and he can only call on farmers to increase their yield to make up for the production deficit.

He then praised the Federal Government and the Flour Milling Association Of Nigeria for their giant strides in Nigeria’s agriculture sector.

His words, “In the last 4 years, Wheat worth about 2.2 trillion Naira was imported, but we have put in place measures to increase wheat production so as to reduce the import bill”.

“There is need for availability of seeds and creation of small scale industries through massive investment in the wheat value chain in order to reduce the importation of the cereal.”

“There is a need for the stakeholders to come and connect together to explore ways of boosting the production of wheat like it was done to rice in the country, so as to make the industry grow to greater heights.”

“The selection of wheat value chain by Kano State was deliberate, considering the importance of the cereal in contributing directly to the State food security and local production, exports and livelihood production improvement.”

“He commended the Federal Government for its laudable support to agriculture and also applauds the Flour Milling Association Of Nigeria for engaging farmers through implementing an intensive out-grower program with input loans in Dambatta, Garun Mallam, Bunkure, Kura and Ajingi local governments areas”.

“We are aware of the infrastructure deficit. Our priorities will be education because all our citizens know that children within a certain age must receive it otherwise if they miss it, the future is destroyed.”


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