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FCTA reveals plans to make Agriculture attractive to investors, populace

FCTA reveals plans to make Agriculture attractive to investors, populace

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FCTA reveals plans to make Agriculture attractive to investors, populace

By Matthew Eloyi

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that it is implementing programmes aimed at making Agriculture attractive to investors and the populace, particularly in the areas of Agricultural value chains development.

The Acting Secretary, FCTA Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Alhaji Ishaq Sadeeq, disclosed this at the opening of the 2nd Edition of the Agribusiness Innovation Conference and Expo, held on Tuesday, in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

He said that FCT administration was not just about infrastructural development only but the administration was also giving due attention to Agricultural sector in order to meet needs of the growing population of FCT with food and nutrition.

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Sadeeq said that the country is in dire need of the participation of key stakeholders in enhancing agribusiness for increased food security and employment along commodity value chains and agro-industrial development.

According to him, this will enable the country earn foreign exchange and contribute to socio-economic development of the country.

In his words, “It is indeed heartwarming to see the high level of enthusiasm and willingness of the private sector business communities’ engagement with the FCT administration towards building a virile economic sector development.

“It is apparent however, that the solution to the challenges in the Agricultural sector cannot be tackled by government alone.

“It is for this reason that the FCT Administration fully endorsed the collaboration with Messr Agribiz Innovation Limited in hosting 2nd AGRICON 2021 Conference and Expo in the FCT.

“The conference is a platform for sharing of experiences and innovations towards ending hunger and addressing other related societal vices.”

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