Kogi state government says the facility for Agricultural Modernization Project is to provide a viable platform for agricultural investors to turn the state to the food hub of Africa.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon Kingsley Fanwo stated this while on a working visit to the Agricultural Development Project, ADP, in Lokoja.
Fanwo expressed confidence in the capacity of the project to help actualize the New Direction Agenda on Agriculture.
He commended the Agricultural Development Project for helping rural farmers to improve their farming techniques, adding that the farmers need the right Information to boost their productivity.
He promised to educate the rural farmers on the need to key into the ADP programs to afford them the opportunity of latching on the benefits offered by ADP.
“We also want to inform investors around the world that Kogi is the home of agriculture.
Our state is safe for all year round farming and with our rice mill at Ejiba, we have ready off takers for most of the agricultural produce from the state”.
Speaking also during the visit, the MD of Kogi ADP, Mr Bello Ogrima George said the State Government has been supportive towards the Project.
He said ADP is set work with the State Ministry of Agriculture to achieve the dreams of Governor Yahaya Bello in turning Kogi to Nigeria’s food basket.
The facilities inspected at the ADP are the Fish Pond, Rice Mill,Feeds Mill and others.