May 16, 2023


Kebbi, Nigeria to work with experts from Egypt on agriculture, livestock production




The government of Nigerian state Kebbi said it will partner with Egyptian experts in agriculture and livestock production.


Kebbi Governor Atiku Bagudu said that his administration believed in partnership and cooperation as essential ingredients for development of the state.


"The state is endowed with abundant agricultural potentials and rated as the second most livestock producing state in the country," Bagudu said. "In addition, the state has become the gateway to West Africa in animal husbandry due to its strategic location of sharing boundary with both the Republic of Niger and Benin Republic.


"Already, we have signed a tripartite agreement with Kwanni in Niger Republic and Maleville in the Republic of Benin on the development of animal husbandry."


National President of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) president Alhaji Aminu Goronyo informed the governor that the Egyptian experts led by Gen. Walid Soliman-Morsy were in the state for partnership on agricultural development.


He revealed that the experts were ready to develop several hectares of Fadama land in the state through the process of training of farmers, application of modern farming methods, technology and expertise.


Goronyo said that the team would also visit Lagos and Ogun states as well as Calabar in Cross River for similar ventures.


- The Guardian

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