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    Niger Govt. to Cultivate 10,000 Hectares per LG

    The Niger State government, under the leadership of Governor Umar Mohamed Bago, has disclosed plans to cultivate 10,000 hectares per local government for the 2024 planting season, to make up a total of 250,000 hectares in his first year in office.

    The Niger State government, under the leadership of Governor Umar Mohamed Bago, has disclosed plans to cultivate 10,000 hectares per local government for the 2024 planting season, to make up a total of 250,000 hectares in his first year in office.

    The Commissioner of Agriculture, Musa Salihu Bawa Bosso, made this known in Minna during his media briefing with journalists, while outlining that the vision was to cultivate a remarkable 1 million hectares over the next four years.

    The commissioner outlined the utmost priority given to the agriculture sector in the state and backed it up with a substantial plan targeting 250,000 farmers across various crops, emphasizing the importance of quality inputs and proper agricultural practices.

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    He stated that the focus on agriculture is viewed as a key strategy to alleviate poverty, create jobs, and ensure food security, highlighting the governor’s dedication to collaboration and partnership with investors to increase yields and transform farming into a sustainable business venture.

    According to him, the state government is determined to capitalize on these assets, including abundant resources and vast arable land and water bodies, in order to create jobs, particularly for the youth and women, and boost overall productivity.

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    “This initiative marks a pivotal moment in restoring Niger State’s agricultural glory, ensuring a prosperous future for its residents. The governor’s administration is unlocking the agricultural potential of Niger State, positioning it as a beacon of sustainable development.”

    “The Bago administration’s commitment to agriculture has not only spurred economic growth but has also played a pivotal role in reducing insecurity by providing employment opportunities and addressing the root causes of unrest. The government aims to foster a more secure and prosperous community.” He added.

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