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    NDDC Seeks Partnership to Boost Food Security in Niger Delta Region

    In line with the Federal Government’s move to guarantee food sufficiency in the country, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commenced partnership arrangements with large-scale farm holdings in the region to boost food security and agro-allied productivity in the country.

    In line with the Federal Government’s move to guarantee food sufficiency in the country, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commenced partnership arrangements with large-scale farm holdings in the region to boost food security and agro-allied productivity in the country.

    The Director of Agriculture and Fisheries for NDDC, Mrs. Winifred Madume, while on a working visit to some notable farm holdings in Delta, pointed out that the food security agenda was an initiative of the Managing Director of NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku.

    NDDC was established to facilitate rapid and sustainable development of the Niger Delta by ensuring sound and efficient management of the resources of the region and tackling ecological and environmental problems that arise from the exploration of oil resources in the Niger Delta region.

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    Madume noted that the essence of the visit was to assess the farms’ infrastructural facilities and their readiness to key into the initiative of the commission in agricultural intervention, aiming at educating the teeming youth of the region on the business aspects of agriculture, which by implication would make it more attractive to them.

    “The Commission’s working tour is to explore areas of collaboration, focusing mainly on how to absorb agro-allied trainees. NDDC is interacting with the identified farm holdings in the region on their challenges, areas of need, and why the nation is still unable to feed its people.

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    The team leader disclosed that at the end of the tour, the commission will collate various field reports and make presentations to the Group Managing Director for action, adding that the exercise is currently ongoing simultaneously in other Niger Delta States, including Imo, Abia, Edo, Rivers, and Ondo.

    One of the farms visited was Adventium Songhai Delta Nigeria Limited, where the Chief Executive of the farm, Mr. Isaac Oghogho, pledged the readiness of his organization to partner with the interventionist agency.

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