The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, says an estimated ₦309bn was injected into the Nigerian economy through harvest in the last year, as a way of ensuring food security by President Bola Tinubu’s administration.


The minister while giving updates on his ministry, as part of activities marking the first anniversary of the president, said the government has launched dry season farming with cultivation of 118, 657 hectares of wheat in 15 states in an acceleration of all-year-round farming.


According to him, his ministry procured and distributed 58,500 metric tons of milled rice to all states and the FCT, to dampen escalating prices, and fortified crops with vitamin A micronutrient to enrich nutrition content and health value of commodities.


He further mentioned the improvement of farmland security with the provision of additional resources to agro rangers and other security agencies, livestock production and animal health, control of pests and diseases, strengthening mechanisation, and agricultural research activities amongst others.

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