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By AgroNigeria -January 30, 2018
FOOD PRODUCTIONThe Budget Office of the Federation says that the country’s agricultural sector grew by three per cent despite recession which plagued the country recently.
The Director-General of the office, Ben Akabueze, stated this at the maiden edition of Deloitte in Dialogue, tagged: Nigeria Economic Outlook 2018, while identifying key areas of opportunities in the 2018 budget for the private sector.
He said that government was committed to boosting the sector through various programmes.
“The agricultural sector is one of the industries that the government is focusing on and it has seen some reasonable growth. Despite the biting recession, Agricultural sector recorded over three per cent growth,” Akabueze said.
He stated that the 2018 budget would focus on the development of value chain for 30 different commodities, including transportation, trading, marketing and exploit among others.
https://agronigeria.com.ng/recession-agric-sector-records-3-growth-budget-office/

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