Dangote Fertiliser crucial to govt agricultural agenda ― Agric Minister

The Federal Government has asserted that Dangote Fertiliser Limited is very important to the achievement of its Agricultural Transformation Agenda, aimed at boosting food security in the country. Besides, the construction of the Fertiliser plant has been fully completed and is set for commissioning in the next few months.

Besides, the construction of the Fertiliser plant has been fully completed and is set for commissioning in the next few months.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, who stated this during a facility tour of the Dangote Fertiliser plant in Lagos, at the weekend, called on the company to assist the Federal Government’s agricultural mechanisation scheme, as well as extension services for small scale farmers.

According to him, Dangote support is needed for the success of the mechanisation scheme, which, he said, is expected to cover 632 local government areas across the nation.

“It is very clear that Dangote, in one way or the other, will help in this programme of the government,” he said. Nanono said Aliko Dangote’s investment in fertiliser production would contribute to improved farm yields and agricultural productivity, which are critical to Nigeria’s long-term food security.

The minister commended Dangote for keying into the government’s Presidential Initiative on Fertiliser, aimed at bringing down the cost of fertilisers across the country.

“The capacity of Dangote Fertiliser is enough to change the way fertiliser is being used in this country. We are going to complement his efforts and support him in this regard. “The challenge of the supply of fertiliser will be solved by the Dangote Fertiliser plant. I can now go home and sleep.”

“The challenge of the supply of fertiliser will be solved by the Dangote Fertiliser plant. I can now go home and sleep.”

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