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By agronigeria, November 1, 2017
Audu Ogbeh blueNigeria has recorded a growth in non-oil sector earnings with N261.92 billion accumulated in the second quarter of this year through the export of agriculture products.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh disclosed this recently in Abuja through the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Bukar Hassan.
Giving further details, Ogbeh stated that in the first quarter of the year, Nigeria earned N3.4 billion from the exportation of Soya beans to Russia and N1.2 billion to Greece. He added that while the country earned N2.2 billion from the export of frozen shrimps to Netherlands, N1.8 billion was realised from cashew nut exports to Vietnam and crude palm oil exports to the Netherlands netted the country N1.2 billion.
According to the minister, agricultural exports increased by 82 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016 with earnings from the sector amounting to N30 billion in the first quarter of the year.
“The country earned N 3.7 billion from the export of sesame seeds to Turkey, N1.6 billion to China and N1.6 billion to Canada.” he said.
Ogbeh also said the country earned N 12.6 billion, N1.4 billion and N 6.34 billion from the exportation of cashew nuts to Vietnam, India and Kazakhstan respectively.
He listed Asia, Europe and America among destinations of the agricultural exports.
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  • Apply fertilizer wisely to avoid wastageAttend trainings on fertilizer use and application
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