Agriculture Is Our ‘Crude Oil’ In Kogi, We’ll Utilize It – Bello

Agriculture Is Our ‘Crude Oil’ In Kogi, We’ll Utilize It – Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state said he’s yet to arrive at the set goals in agriculture, stressing that his target is to make Kogi the food destination of Nigeria.

The Governor said Omi Dam which has just being utilized to support the farming of Kogi Rice, is just one of the several marked out dams in the state which Government intends to use to promote agriculture.

“Agriculture is our strength in Kogi State. It is our own crude oil and we hope to make the best of it.

“Government recently took delivery of agricultural machines to ease the process of food production and make agriculture convenient and enticing to our youth population.

“The Ministry of Agriculture is working hard to consolidate our gains in the sector and to open new vistas of opportunities as we hope to ensure food Security, create employment and become a big food exporter.

“Today, we are the leading Cashew producer in the country. We are one of the top Cassava producers. Our rice has hit the market and has become the main choice across the nation. These are great achievements and we won’t rest on our oars until we become the biggest food producing state.

“The Federal Ministry of Agriculture recently commended our efforts in agriculture. With the deserved Federal Government commendation, we now have the impetus for more achievements”, Bello stated Sunday through his Director General Media and Publicity.

He also said the Cattle Colonies proposed by the Federal Government will be accepted by other states the moment the pilot scheme succeeds in Kogi State.

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