By SundiataPOST, Abuja
The Niger State Government says that it is collaborating with the Japan International Development Corporation Agency (JICA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development to increase rice production in the state.
Alhaji Baba Madugu, Managing Director of the Agricultural and Mechanisation Development Authority made the disclosure in Minna on Wednesday at an Eid-el-Kabir lunch, organised by the state’s ministry of agriculture for journalists.
Alhaji Ahmed Matane, the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, said that government’s determination to regenerate its agricultural sector was aimed at boosting economic activities.
He said that government had provided agricultural inputs, including fertiliser and improved seeds under the Growth Enhancement Scheme for farmers in the state.
He advised the beneficiaries to use the motorcycles for the purpose they were meant for and not for other purposes.