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Edo State To Link Investors/Buyers To Farmers, To Sustain Prices & Yield by OdionAkghigbe: 11:22pm On Feb 04, 2018
…to partner French farmers on piggery and dam project in Ekpoma varsity and environs

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state has concluded plans to link investors and off-takers of agricultural produce in the state with farmers with sufficient guarantees to ensure prices are stable and yields are high as farmers prepare for the 2018 farming season.

Obaseki disclosed this at the weekend, when he met with the executive members of the Association of Esan Professionals (AEP) at the Government House in Benin City, Edo State.

According to the governor, “farmers in the state now have ready markets to sell their produce at the end of the faming season, as the country has a growing population that needs to be fed.”

He said, “The state government will assist farmers get investors. The government will soon advertise for off-takers of agricultural produce. Those who want to buy agricultural produce at the end of the planting season will come to Edo to buy from our farmers.”

“We will attract off-takers who need maize, soya beans and so on, to buy from farmers here. The state government will get the order from the off-takers, how many metric tons of maize they need, what type, and how much are they willing to pay, and match them with local farmers,” he added.

On new initiatives to improve productivity of farmers in Esanland, he said, “We were in Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma to see if they have dams, if we can partner with them and get the French investors to locate their farms there. We are also going round to see if we can get private individuals who have land for pig farming to partner with the investors.”

The governor added that, “We were in France to meet with some of the largest pig farmers who are coming in with their improved piglets to do business in the state.”

He said that the state government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) credit facilities will ensure that agriculture is fully commercailised in the state, adding, “We are helping farmers with land to get investors who will do business with them. We have already commenced preparing land for the next farming season. We have the guarantee on ground for farmers.”

On his part, the president of AEP praised the governor on his spirited efforts to transform the state. He also commended the governor for spearheading the rehabilitation of the Benin -Ekpoma - Auchi road, but appealed for more action on issues confronting the Esan Land.

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R-L: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; President of the Association of Esan Professionals (AEP), Mr. Mathew Egbadon, former President of the Association, Mr. Michael Osime; and former Vice President, Engr. Elens Samuel Eigbokhan; during the courtesy visit of the executives of AEP to the governor at the Government House, Benin City, Edo State.

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Re: Edo State To Link Investors/Buyers To Farmers, To Sustain Prices & Yield by OdionAkghigbe: 11:26pm On Feb 04, 2018
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Re: Edo State To Link Investors/Buyers To Farmers, To Sustain Prices & Yield by naijaking1: 11:27pm On Feb 04, 2018
Pig farming?
Buhari's islamic APC government will not like that.

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Re: Edo State To Link Investors/Buyers To Farmers, To Sustain Prices & Yield by Mustad: 11:43pm On Feb 04, 2018
naijaking1:
Pig farming?
Buhari's islamic APC government will not like that.

I am a Muslim, and I see no problem with that. Its a case of one man's meat..., and the other man has to look the other way.

Kudos to Obaseki. I see a lot of job opportunities to spring up from that.
Re: Edo State To Link Investors/Buyers To Farmers, To Sustain Prices & Yield by Davido324(m): 11:44pm On Feb 04, 2018
d kind of news that is coming from edo state nowadaiz is gud o

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Re: Edo State To Link Investors/Buyers To Farmers, To Sustain Prices & Yield by Timsally77: 12:02am On Feb 05, 2018
This governor sure do have a lot upstairs!

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