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By AgroNigeria -September 6, 2018
Seeds FG 324x160In a bid to tackle the challenge of poor seedlings in the nation’s agriculture, the Federal Government has authorized one hundred and fifty-eight new seed companies to begin production of quality seeds.
The Director-General of the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), Dr. Philip Ojo, made this known during a press conference in Abuja.
Ojo revealed that the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, licensed the companies to tackle the problem of poor seedlings.
He said that the new industries include sixteen new small-scale companies, one hundred and thirty-three entrepreneurs and nine seed dealers, making one hundred and fifty-eight in total in which one hundred and forty-eight are Nigerian outfits while ten are foreign.
The Director-General, however, noted that although a deficit in seed availability still exists, it would be bridged to an extent with the new approvals.
“The Governing Board of NASC under the chairmanship of the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has ratified and approved the licensing of 158 new seed entrepreneurs of different categories to add to the existing 156 already operating’’
He added that “We all know that presently, the seed supply-demand gap is still wide and there are more calls from our neighbouring countries that look up to us for their seed supply. ’’
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