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BUSINESSj AGRICULTURE • prOVided storage facilities as well as refngeraled van for easy evacuation o(fishcaught tothemarkeL The second pilot Artisanal FlSlung Inputs Service Delivery Programme would take alI in !be Western Zone of the State in Year 2013 and lessons learnt from A shaJa, who the model in the two would J-\.donated N500,OOO locallons to be shared among each determine Its extensIon the member of the throughout cooperative societies, communihes in the State. "This is one of the later led other dignitaries to present a major ways of boosting complete fishing gear I1sh production lD the .. comprising 01: two boats, country and reduClng two 40 Horse Power, PH, huge expendrture on the outboard engines, Importation 01 frozen bundles o( fishing nets, fish. The state's Vision to ropes, twi nes . increase fish production remgerated van and and make them available other accessories worth f at aUoroable pnces to the would be N3.41million each to the people . . five cooperatives (or pursued Ylgorously · 'geria Computer odety. Mrs autstabeJ Onyejekwe. fislun ex edition The state &erutire Diredor, Business Development, igeria Inter-Bank SelUemen t S~tem. IDS$, and Ir. Ade g .p for 'holluhJ. '''illJav/ng DirecJor, i!Jeriif Infer-Rank SelUement System, during CS visillo the igerian The live registe~ed Commissioner and flnter·&m.~ settlement scheme In Lagos recently. fishermen co-operative Agriculture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------societies comprismg o( Cooperallve, Pnnc e 100 members which Gbolahan lawaI. m hls the translates to benefit 600 address , said was fisbmg (amilies from lhls programme pilot programme conceJved to increase include : Alubarika the production of sea Fishers Cooperallve foods and appreaate the Society, Orimedu with 15 eIIorts of fishermen in members, Ibeju Lekki the state. According 10 LawaI, FCS, Akodo, made up of 22 members, Ise-Oripa selected cooperative FCS, Folu made up o( 11 societies had been chosen all over the state members. He aplained lhalthe and donations' to the balance o( 75 percent cooperatives w01l1' Qe com of inputs would be based on their requests, spread over a period of adding that Thejn Lekki two yeats. Repayment is LCDA were the tint to 8y OLASUNKANMI o( the state government their thing and federal whopping N10Sbillion to be made in kind from benefiL LawaI stated that the IJroNI m agriculture aimed at doing theirs has gone, it hard earned Nigeria proceeds from sale 01 fish eIIorts were m top gear boosting food production is partnership now, we money bemg spent on caughL In order to prevent to meet the Imillion locally. are not looking back on lmportation of 780,000 he Federal metric tonnes target '01 Adeshina noted thal this." Government is fisb production in the fishing business in the pr~enUy working out state within the next state contributes the he minister, modalitles with Lagos three years, describmg expresse d higbest fishing in stal e government on the distribution o( inputs , The era of sliJle doing Nigena due to its natural optimism tbat the mil! sive fish production to the fishermen as a 780,000 metric tOnDes of their tb..iIlg and federal as art of measure to water endowmenL ngbt step in the right "The federal fish imported annually beost loe al prod uction in government Is ready to could be J1educed with doing theirs has gone, is direction. the cou ltry under the 'The tune has come for partner with Lagos state partnership with the Agricultural ali of us to ensure we partnersbip now, we are government in fishing to state. liansfurmation Agenda, boost fish production in boost local production Speaking on tbe not looking back on this , the ATA country. Perhaps we and discourage occasion, a lawmaker This is coming as the may begin to have fish importation that will representing Lagos East Lagos ~ ate Agricultural of ponds in our bouses to save th.e bard currencies Senatonal District, metric tonnes o( fish exploitation Inputs and Supply middlemen in the vaIue achieve this beca use annuallybemg spent on Senator Gbenga AshaIa, annually. AuthoJ1 tv recently Ashafa. who described chain, AshaJa added that relying on foreign aids Is said the move was fish importation. 1!dgge<\ oU the Artisanal 'The era o( state doing crucial to address the move as a new dawn the state government bas not sustainable. FIShing Inputs SeIV1ce Deliver;' Programme at Onmedu Beach, IbeJu LekkJ, wbere fishing mputs NOrth over N 17 million were presented t? t i"e registered fubem,en cooperative is to establish a Commissioner, reiterated including clustering of small firm By ABDAllAH societies in Onmadu EL-KUREBE govemmenfs commitment and scale farmers and a biotechnology fertilizer plant Beach. determination to transform Biotecbnology fertilizer at no cost to the state, in According to the oltoto - Sokoto state agriculture in the state. addition to power generalmg . industry,· Wamakko said. Mulistl!f lor Agriculture, gove:mment has Signed a According to the agreement, 'The project." according 10 facility utilizing pl.ant orgaruc Dr. Akinwunmi N 15 billion partnership Sokoto state government him, "is targeted (or an annual raw materials, Adesh:na, represented agreement with a Brazilian would Wamakko explained that provide land, production of 80,000 tons o( by Dr. Olajide Ayinta, Company on agriculture, State infrastructure and support the rice and 200,000 tons o( soya ·the state stands to dnve Head Agricultural Commissioner for Agriculture, company in capital sourcing . beans, maize, tomato in tremendous technical and ltansfcormation Agenda, 01: Jabbi Kilgori has said. "lWo thousand bectares o( addition to assorted livestock, managerial expertise (rom • TA, of the FG, the Governor Magataltarda irrig ated nucleus [armland fish and horticultural Brazil's giant stride 10 partnership was in view Wamakko, represented at the would be established m each products: he added , agriculture. ~f the t rail blazing efforts MoU signing by the 01 the three senatorial zones, More so, while the Brazilian in the development of artisanai fishing ill the state, noted that the programme is also to address low fish production as inle:rventiDn through the provision of needed implement which the state government is doing .

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Sokoto, Brazilian firm sign N15bn agreement on Agriculture

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VANGUARD, 14 SEPTEMBER, 2012  

Sokoto, Brazilian firm sign N15bn agreement on Agriculture

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