Nigeria moves to boost maize production

The Nigerian government has concluded plans to boost the production of maize and eradicate scarcity of the commodity, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday.

Maize farmer
Maize farmer

In a statement, the ministry said the government would collaborate with maize farmers in the country to draw a roadmap that would boost the production.

The focus of government, according to the statement, was to help the sub-sector to ensure that scarcity of the commodity is eradicated, and encourage the farmers to maximize their potentialities and increase production that will meet the needs of all.

“We know that maize farmers have been faced with a lot of challenges, especially producing enough maize for consumption, livestock, industries and others,” the statement said, noting increase in maize production will enhance the nation’s economy. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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