Niger State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Minna-Paiko Road, Minna Niger State
Mon-Fri: 08:00 - 16:00
09 Jun 2021

Official Flag off of 2021 Wet season Fertilizer Sales and Distribution in Niger State

The Official Flag off of 2021 Wet season Fertilizer sales and distribution in Niger State by the Executive Governor of Niger State represented by his Deputy Alh. Mohammed Ketso in Minna on 8th June, 2021.

So far, 15,000MT of NPK fertilizer at 8,000 Naira per bag have been delivered to destination warehouses across the 25LGAs of Niger State for onward sales to farmers. The State also pledged to subsidies inputs to smallholder farmers while creating room for private sector to drive inclusive agricultural transformation in Niger State.

05 Dec 2020

Secretary to the Government of Niger State addresses the Media on the Niger State Policy on Agriculture and Agriculture Investment Plan 2020-2024

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane addresses the Media on the Niger State Policy on Agriculture and Agriculture Investment Plan 2020-2024 held at the Conference Hall of SSG’s Office.

According to the SSG, agricultural sector remains the backbone of the State’s economy which is continuously been leveraged upon to ensure food self-sufficiency for the increasing population, employment generation and stimulating agro industrial development.

One of the key challenges identified as inhibiting the growth and development of the sector was the absence of a Policy on Agriculture in the State, SSG pointed out.

The Agriculture Policy provides a framework that enunciates the guidelines, objectives, structures, standards and strategies for achieving the much desired agricultural development in the State, Ahmed Matane disclosed.

He said the State Agricultural Investment Plan, is a statewide intervention that maps out agricultural investment needed to achieve the State’s Development Objectives from 2020-2024. The investment plan is anchored on the budgeting process and the State’s Agriculture Sector Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS), Federal Government Agricultural Promotion Policy and the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP).