Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has confirmed that, the state would soon start selling rice which could breach the demand-supply bridge.
“Kogi State had declared a state of emergency in the agricultural sector long beforethe unstable revenue generation in the state. The visionary administration of Governor Yahaya Bello has placed agriculture on the frontburners of its economic prosperity plan known as the New Direction Agenda.“A massive revolution is going on across the state in the area ofrice production.
Kampe Omi Dam Project is breathing down on the leading rice producers in the country. “Our rice mill is near completion and by the end of the year, the nation will be shocked by the magnitude of work put in place to ensure rice sufficiency in the country.“We are also working on the Ibaji Rice Farm, which has the potential of causing a revolution in the nation’s rice production.“We attach great importance to the value chain and the multiplier effect agriculture can have on the economy of our dear state.“In 2023, we want Kogi to becomethe food capital of Nigeria andthis administration is working towards that.
According toThe Director General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, stated thisyesterday in Lokoja during an appraisal of the state government’s agricultural plan.