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Turkey to invest N5.4b in Nigerian agriculture – FG

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, has said that the Turkish Government would invest $15 million (about N5.4) in…

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, has said that the Turkish Government would invest $15 million (about N5.4) in the country’s agricultural sector in two years.

The minister disclosed this when he received a Turkish investment delegation led by the commercial counsellor, Turkish Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Onur Akgul in his office.

Shehuri said Nigeria would gain more from Turkey experience in the agricultural value chain as one of the most progressive agric countries in the Middle East over the years.

The minister said there were a lot of areas of collaboration between Nigeria and Turkish government, like subsistence and mechanised intervention farming in order to achieve food security for the development of the country.

He assured members of the delegation of the full support of the ministry, adding that the ministry would come up with a document that would guide all investors in the agricultural sector and help both the investors and the government achieve the desired goal.

The minister promised that a portal would be created, where all the information needed by the investors about the achievements of the ministry and its agencies are provided.

Earlier, Akgul thanked the minister for the opportunity given to them to invest in the country, adding that they would invest $15million on areas like the mobile solar system, mechanisation, skill training, food supply, security, agricultural infrastructure and rural development within two years of commencement of the collaboration.

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