Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Audu Ogbeh"

    Ogbeh: Export of yam to UK, US won’t lead to scarcity

Ogbeh: Export of yam to UK, US won’t lead to scarcity

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, says Nigeria’s export of yam to the UK and the US will not lead to a scarcity of the crop.He said Nigeria does not consume all the yam it produces, and that most of it end up as waste.Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the [...]

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    FG seeks $4.5bn loan from China, to invest it in agriculture

FG seeks $4.5bn loan from China, to invest it in agriculture

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the ministers of finance, budget and national planning and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sort out the technical details of a ‎$4.5billion loan from China.Abdulazeez Yari, governor of Zamfara state, disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the loan would be invested in the agricultural sector.Yari said [...]

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    FG to sell bag of fertiliser for ‘less than N6,000’

FG to sell bag of fertiliser for ‘less than N6,000’

The federal government will put fertiliser on the market for less than N6,000 per bag, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, has said.Ogbeh reportedly gave the assurance when he appeared on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Sunday in Abuja.He said that Nigeria and Morocco have signed an agreement for Morocco to supply fertiliser to Nigeria."We’ve just signed [...]

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    Ogbeh: Threat of famine in Nigeria, an exaggeration

Ogbeh: Threat of famine in Nigeria, an exaggeration

The federal government on Sunday denied the reports of an imminent famine in the country as reported by some United Nations (UN) agencies. Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, made the denial when he featured at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja.According to NAN, three UN agencies — Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food [...]

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    Ogbeh: Modular refineries, only way to guarantee peace in Niger Delta

Ogbeh: Modular refineries, only way to guarantee peace in Niger Delta

Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, has said the introduction of modular refineries is the only way to ensure that the Niger Delta region is peaceful.A modular refinery is an easy-to-maintain/erect processing plant that is constructed entirely on skid mounted structures.It processes 2,000 to 15000 BPD of crude and can be disassembled and reassembled in another location.Speaking [...]

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    FG: We’ve uncovered the reason behind high cost of food, solution is next

FG: We’ve uncovered the reason behind high cost of food, solution is next

The federal government says it will force down price of food commodities by using railway to transport it across the country.The government had set up a committee to recommend ways through which the prices of food commodities would be slashed.Speaking with journalists after the committee submitted its report to federal executive council on Wednesday, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, explained [...]

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    Ogbeh: Ebonyi farmers need help… they’re still harvesting rice by hand

Ogbeh: Ebonyi farmers need help… they’re still harvesting rice by hand

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, says rice farmers in Ebonyi state are still in the business of harvesting by hand and with sickle.Speaking at the ongoing African Economic Conference in Abuja, Ogbeh said government would intensify support for local farmers, and sustain plans by Akinwumi Adesina, former minister of agriculture, to help local farmers via e-Wallet."There's a need to intensify support, [...]

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    FG: US-based Nigerians can return if Trump makes life difficult

FG: US-based Nigerians can return if Trump makes life difficult

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, says Nigeria will welcome its citizens in the US home if Donald Trump, president-elect, makes life uncomfortable for them over there.Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Ogbeh expressed shock at Trump’s victory.Ogbeh said Nigeria might re-tool its foreign policy if Trump turned out to be [...]

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    Buhari vows to check culture of waste

Buhari vows to check culture of waste

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration would develop the nation’s assets on a permanent basis in order to check the culture of waste foisted on the country.The president made the pledge when he received Roelf Joosten, global chief executive officer of Friesland Campina, The Netherlands, at the presidential villa in Abuja.Buhari frowned at the level of waste being [...]

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    FG may shut down fertiliser plants for exploiting farmers

FG may shut down fertiliser plants for exploiting farmers

The federal government has threatened to shut down fertiliser plants in the country for selling its product to local farmers at “skyrocketed prices”.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, who handed down the threat, claimed the plants were starving local farmers access to much-needed fertiliser, instead exporting it.Ogbeh said this after allegations that “one of the two big urea [...]

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    Ogbeh: Ranches will soon be established but FG won’t take lands forcefully

Ogbeh: Ranches will soon be established but FG won’t take lands forcefully

The federal government says all is set for the establishment of ranches across the country, although land will not be forcefully taken from those opposed to the project.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, said this on Wednesday while briefing reporters at the end of the federal executive council meeting.Ogbeh said the frequent clashes between farmers and herdsmen had taken a worrisome dimension, saying [...]

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    Fayose to FG: Declare state of emergency on agriculture – NOT in Ekiti

Fayose to FG: Declare state of emergency on agriculture – NOT in Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, on Tuesday urged the federal government to declare state of emergency in the agriculture sector.Speaking in Ado Ekiti, capital of his state, while declaring open the 2016 Ekiti Agriculture Summit, Fayose said doing so would boost government’s commitment to the diversification of the economy.The governor said the step was also imperative in view of [...]

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    ALERT: ‘Moi-moi’ cooked in nylon bag is ‘poisonous’

ALERT: ‘Moi-moi’ cooked in nylon bag is ‘poisonous’

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, on Thursday said ‘moi-moi’ becomes poisonous when prepared in cellophane (nylon) bags.The minister made the disclosure in Abuja during a one-day public hearing on food security bill, organised by the senate committee on agriculture and rural development.According to him, cellophane bags contain a large dosage of dioxins that are harmful to health.He [...]

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    UPDATED: May oil never rise again, says Ogbeh

UPDATED: May oil never rise again, says Ogbeh

While many have been lamenting the effect of the fall in the global prices of crude oil, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, wants the situation to remain the same.Speaking on Wednesday at the Ogun State 3rd Investors' Forum, the minister said oil boom led to the neglect of the agriculture sector, which he described as the first industry that God [...]

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    FG: Killer herdsmen are aliens

FG: Killer herdsmen are aliens

‎Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture‎, says some of the herdsmen wreaking havoc on communities across the country do not speak any Nigerian language.According to Policy, Legal, Advocacy Centre (PLAC), a non-profit organisation, Ogbeh disclosed this at a public hearing which the senate held to find a solution to the conflict between farmers and herdsmen in the country.He also restated the [...]

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    Ogbeh: Price of rice will stabilise by April

Ogbeh: Price of rice will stabilise by April

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development,  on Saturday said the federal government would stabilise the price of rice from April.Speaking while declaring open the 2016 national wheat farmers field day in Alkamawa village in Bunkure local government area of Kano state, Ogbeh said the government has the intention of making rice affordable to everybody in the country.He said the [...]

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