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NEGLECT OF THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR – AGU CHIAMAKA

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Neglect of the agricultural sector

 

Agriculture is one of the important sectors in the Nigerian economy, which has been the source of income and survival for many Nigerians. The agricultural sector is the way forward for Nigeria farmers. However, the neglect of the agricultural sector is evident.

The agricultural sector of the Nation has suffered neglect due to the country’s high dependence on revenue from the exportation of oil. Tax rates of goods and materials which can be locally produced in the country is now high.

In order for the agricultural sector to improve, the government needs to fund the sector, especially schools of agriculture across the nation. This will enable them carry on research on all areas of agriculture that will help boost the sector both nationally and internationally.

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Problems facing the Agricultural Sector in Nigeria.

The lack of mechanization and modernized tools for agricultural processes. These tools consist of tractors, ploughs etc. that help reduce manual labour. This shows the neglect of the agricultural sector

The lack of information is also one of the problems the agricultural sector in Nigeria is facing. For example, if a farmer is not informed about the type of seeds he should plant so as to yield a good result, and also the best time for planting varieties of seeds.

Solutions to these problems so as to poster economic growth:

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The government should provide mechanization tools such as tractors, ploughs and irrigation tools so as to ease manual labour. They should also provide basic amenities such as good roads and water should be provided to farming areas. Farmers should be open to learn new techniques to improve their crop yield. Neglect of the agricultural sector has brought more harm than good.

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Nigeria’s Strategic Objective to Capture 10% Of Africa’s Import by 2035 – Achimugu

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Nigeria’s Strategic Objective is to Capture 10% Of Africa’s Import by 2035 – Achimugu

The Nigerian National Action Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, has revealed that its strategic objective is to capture 10 per cent of Africa’s imports by 2035, thereby doubling Nigeria’s export in the process.

This was disclosed by the coordinator oil and gas work stream, secretariat of the National Action Committee on the AfCFTA, Franca Achimugu, at the implementation plan adoption meeting with the oil and gas work stream which was held at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation headquarters, in Abuja, on Thursday.

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While introducing the agreement and what the oil and gas sector stands to benefit from its full implementation, she said, “AfCFTA means Nigeria is no longer Africa’s largest economy, we need to sit up and get our house in order.”
She added that Nigeria is aligning itself for agreements, which comes with the elimination of tariffs.

She also mentioned that Nigeria’s mission is to become the preferred provider of value-added services to Africa.

Recall that it was reported earlier this month that the AfCFTA secretariat and the African Export-Import Bank signed an agreement on the management of the base fund of the AfCFTA adjustment fund.

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Fire Service Warns Against Domestic Storage of Petrol Amid Scarcity

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Fire Service Warns Against Domestic Storage of Petrol Amid Scarcity

The AG. Controller general, federal fire service (ffs), Karebo Pere samson has cautioned Nigerians against storage of premium motor spirits (PMS) popularly known as petrol in their homes during this period of scarcity.

 

Karebo said petrol is a highly inflammable liquid which if not handled carefully can cause serious fire explosion.

 

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This was disclosed in a statement released by Abraham Paul the public relations officer of the services

 

Karebo explained that invariably there is always a risk of a fire outbreak or an explosion if there is a source of ignition nearby such as a naked flame or an electrical spark.

 

The ag controller general stressed that Nigerians should avoid any act which could lead to fire outbreak in their environment.

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NNPC Ltd Commences Distribution Of 1Billion Litres Of Petrol Across Nigeria to Ease Fuel Crisis

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NNPC Ltd Commences Distribution Of 1Billion Litres Of Petrol Across Nigeria to Ease Fuel Crisis

The Nigerian national petroleum corporation limited has said that it has commenced the distribution of one billion litres of safe premium motor spirit to fuel stations across the country.

 

This was made known by group executive director, downstream, NNPC, Adetunji Adeyemi on Tuesday in Abuja during a press briefing.

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He said in order to ensure smooth distribution of the PMS nationwide, NNPC constituted a monitoring team with the support of the Nigeria midstream and downstream petroleum authority and other security agencies.

 

Adeyemi stated that the NNPC commenced operations on Tuesday at its depots and retail outlets to aid with the distributions across the country and an additional 2.3 billion litres of PMS is expected to arrive in Nigeria before February ends in order to address the current situation and restore sufficiency above the 30-day national target

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