In an effort to spice up agricultural actions within the state, Niger State authorities has accessed the Central Financial institution of Nigeria CBN, Accelerated Agriculture Growth Scheme mortgage to the tune of N1.5 billion for 2018 scheme.
The federal government acknowledged that the funds can be used particularly to spice up the manufacturing of Rice, Maize and Soya Beans within the state.
The state Commissioner for Livestock and Fisheries, Alhaji Haruna Dukku made this recognized whereas briefing the press in Minna.
Dukku defined that about 10,000 youths between ages 18 to 35 years chopping throughout the varied native communities stand to profit from the agricultural actions put in place by the state.
The commissioner reiterated the dedication of the state in giving agriculture the specified precedence, therefore the choice to provide you with varied agricultural transformation applications.
He additionally disclosed the readiness of the Authorities to resuscitate the 45 years outdated deserted Rice Mill in Bida constructed by Korea Authorities and handed over to Niger State authorities.
“The Bida Rice Mill can even be given consideration after Korean Embassy expressed worries over its abandonment for years.
Dukku revealed that the Rice Mill mission has already been handed over to a good rice mill in Nigeria based mostly in Ibadan with about 8 retailers within the nation to deal with.
” Quickly a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, might be signed between Niger State Authorities and the agency dealing with work on the mission to impact the settlement on making the mill purposeful once more. “