FG pledges to support Kogi govt to boost agric production

The Federal Government is to support the Kogi Government with agricultural equipment to encourage farmers and boost agricultural production in the state.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, said this, when Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi visited him, in Abuja, on Thursday.
A statement signed by Osagie Jacobs, on behalf of the Director, Information, in the ministry, quoted Ogbeh as commending Kogi for buying into the agricultural programmes of the Federal Government.
The minister listed the programmes to include land clearing, rice revolution and the establishment of cattle colonies being propagated by the Federal Government.
He said that the establishment of the cattle colonies and the land clearing programmes were aimed at increasing milk production and quality of beef for consumption.
Ogbeh explained that the plans by the Federal Government to establish cattle colonies, was not an attempt to seize people’s land and handover to herdsmen.
“We have to free our country from unnecessary crisis and poverty,’’ he said.
Earlier, Bello commended the efforts of the minister in championing the agricultural revolution in the country.

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