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IBcm:IIa.al"Itw.~ tba "\leI}' we ~ balbniztd d.. INI~ sr:ar:n ann. budon to dlt r.ru:ss Dorne5dc our InstitutIOns and dJvIdtd (tams of Vilrious m1nlstties for _GIlP) ...... _ - pdty f6S0ns. In sp{tt tht dIVIntRd~wdtmldduttol1lgsions and OWl)' dupl.lGtions, Ion I most of these a~des ~ lit Yid manul tq:w:ing sector contJ1butM 7.98 centohht soun::eol' ~ Ir1 ourt'Concountry's GDP h 10, iKkiing omlt ~ haYe been no rault 10 show ro.- thdr number.. It Is Uw. siner [ben I secmr's aD- for this rNSOn WI _ btllrYe UibuOOn to nJ n.1Il Income h;u bttn on t 1 downward that the exfsttnce or the Consuml.'f ProtKtlon Council

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(ere) and Standards ~rmWllst _ dulletlge5 I Include: Orga.nlsadon oC NIgft1a(SON)tn the amt mlntst!)' Is a manifG. Inadrqurt suI Y of 1000ily sournd filW It a emU. wralt Gldon or WilStrlul and poor pubinfnstructural / Idllties. unfilir lic .Miminlstnlion in NlxmacomptUtioc1 fl1,m mluggbed.. ~CJ'Cshoukfbt~ chuper fO~1 jlrodua. tht roued from r!gU~lory rrsponsIhiRh cost fuJI d and product billt)t Then therr should be aaultrradori am lfI,8othm.. "if W chalJm~ es confrondng the rNnufacru sectOf arr to

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anothtr regulato!)' agency duplkad'"41: JI'J05dy Iht roles 0( Standards OrpnlSiltlon of NIgeria and N.1tlonill "&trey for Food md Drug Admlnislnlion and eono-ol (NAFDAC)." Tht Q7.oemor of lap Satt'., Babatunde Rajl FIShofl, who spokl' through the Commisslonrr for Comrnr:r« and Ind~ Mrs.. OIusoia Oworn, said goYmlmtm hands wrre on dKk to suppon tM Indumy hence the I'StabUsb-

mtnt of tht lddd Ffft TrD 7..ont' (lfTZ) through conalxntlon betwetn Fflknl GoYI.'rnment, Lilgos SUtt GoYI.'mmtnl. consortium of Chlnrse Investol'S and othl.'f stilkeholdm, In line With tht vision of making the wne a malor hub of sodo-«onomk: prosperity and InflOlSDlXUJrr lkvdoptmnt In Nlgma.

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rus:sed It the R'J11irw.r. tht Dlrraor, Fanning Wori(I """"""""" on "" ........ and Rural Developmtnt InltiatMs In Enmg. Mr. HmIy Etta said. "as )'OlI can 5ft, the objectIYts Is ~ bKause first. lhe ~ Is for the: gate ktqJers. t.bt CBOs, the lawn coundl unions .md lht: £tung local council oCfidaIs.." To runhe:r sumgthm ~ production in Etung and the count!)' .lit large, Mr_ Ayo A.k:Inol.l In his paper tltkd "Rt:pllcatlng the German International Corporation (GIZ~ RMr ADP ltd F,mnf'f Busi\lCS!i SdwoI (FRS) EJ:periel1O!," SOlid tht Inlm'mdon proJIOImmt COYm !\bY, Cross ~. £do, Ondo and OslIn With 16 councils In the roum", 'II! SiIkl. In Cross Rtvft' alone, the FRS Iw; tr.llned (Mt l.SOO ~ fall1ll:l"S and tIM! GI~ I'oI-lhe SliItt WoI$ 5.000 farmers. HI' dKtitd the IUitude of

farmters.. s;yIng. "they;are I10llllJllling tt ~ busIne:s5. but £rom tht tratning prDgfiInutlt'., It Isexprrud that ~ Iiutners wiU begin to 0JCl and think Ultt ~

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THE GUARDIAN, 22 MAY, 2012