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Food security: Mutfwang seeks solutions at International agric show





The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Barrister Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has said that Nigeria can play a key role in enhancing global food security, as he unveiled the Nigeria Pavilion at the 60th edition of the Paris International Agriculture Fair.

Governor Mutfwang, in a statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs (DOPPA), Gyang Bere, said that the governor who was a distinguished guest of the Government of France, highlighted Nigeria’s diverse potentials in the agro sector, which can be harnessed with the right investments towards addressing the looming food crisis.

He expressed appreciation to the French government for inviting Plateau State, one of Nigeria’s subnationals with huge potentials in the agricultural industry.

The governor said the invitation would deepen the relationship and partnership between Plateau State Government and the French Government in that regard.

He further noted that the strategic engagement aligns with his administration’s Green Revolution Agenda, which aims at improving the socio-economic status of Plateau people by attracting the right investments to enhance the agro value chain.

The stated that the governor, who is passionate and determined to tackle the current food crisis, engaged with stakeholders on immediate and result-oriented measures to address the current situation and mitigate the hardship faced by his people.

Ms. Aisha Rimi, the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), said that Nigeria was open to credible investors. She mentioned successful agro-enterpreneurs like Flour Mills Nigeria, that have run successful enterprises in the country for over 60 years, showing laudable results.

Rimi urged all interested investors to consider Nigeria as a preferred destination that would offer maximum returns on investments.

Mr. Jim James Ovia, the Founder of Zenith Bank, highlighted the bank’s efforts towards investing in the agro space, which includes a significant diversification in the banks operations.

A minute of silence was observed in honour of Mr. Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe, CFR, Co-Founder of Access Bank, who supported the idea of Nigeria’s presence at the prestigious global event when it was first conceived.

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