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Niger State Gov’t Flags Off 2020/2021 National Dry Season Rice Farming – [Video/Photos]

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Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State on Thursday, December 10, flagged off 2020/2021 National Dry Season Rice Farming in his state.

Naija News reports that the programme held in Minna, the state capital was organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria in conjunction with Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, governor Bello said the development was as an effort of the President Muhammadu Buhari‘s led government in conjunction with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

He reiterated that the Niger State is one of the leading rice-producing states in the country, and hence every opportunity is needed to increase its investment in the rice value chain.

Governor Bello said the state is in support of every federal government initiative towards the increase of rice production in the state. He also encourages farmers to participate in the dry season farming activities especially as most of them lose their farm produce to the raining season flood.

Watch the flagging-off ceremony in the video below as shared by photojournalist, Abdullberqy Ebbo.

See more photos from the event below;

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has listed Nigeria among poor and lower-middle-income countries, Naija News reports.

Source: Naija News

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