The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has expressed the readiness of the Present Administration to collaborate with foreign investors in order to achieve agricultural development in the country.
The minister said this during his meeting with a delegation of foreign investors from the Global Good Intellectual Initiatives led by the Chief Executive Officer, NEO Resources Consulting Limited, Prince Niyi Akenzua in his office.
Chief Ogbeh said government was willing to collaborate with foreign investors in areas of seed improvement, technical technology, and research among others. He added that rural development was another priority of the present administration whereby farming machineries and infrastructure are put in place to make farming operations easier for the rural farmers.
He directed that a technical forum between official of the ministry and the delegation be arranged for cross fertilization of ideas and knowledge on how to grow and develop the agricultural sector.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer, NEO Resources Consulting Limited and leader of the delegation, Prince Niyi Akenzua said the delegation was in the ministry to interact with various heads of the departments with a view to identifying challenges facing the Agricultural Sector as well as evolving specific solutions to address them. He said he was hopeful that such collaboration would be beneficial to both parties.
In another remarks, the Director, Global Good Intellectual Ventures David Keogh said his organisation is a private sector invention and innovative company with the purpose of partnering with Nigeria in the area of agricultural development and health care.
Mr. Keogh explained that his company would bring in technical expertise and modern technology to boost agricultural production in the country.
Tony Ohaeri – Director (Information)
2nd December, 2015