The Federal Government has charged stakeholders in the agro-export business industry in Nigeria to support the implementation of the recommendations submitted by the Technical Committee on Nigeria Agro Export Reject.
The Committee in it’s report, recommended seamless partnership between Government and Organized Private Sector to enable Nigeria carry out it’s agro-export business unhindered.
Speaking at the presentation of the Report of the Technical Committee on Nigeria Agro Export Reject on Friday, in Abuja, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo gave the Friday, Adebayo sought for the co-operation of the private sector and non-actors in achieving the objective for which the committee was put in place.
While presenting the report, Chairman of the Committee, Suleman Audu suggested that Government should embark on sensitization of farmers and operators in the agricultural farming chain to secure and adopt global gap certification in collaboration with private sector.
Audu however harped on the need for dedicated budget by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Rural and Development to fund the global gap trade for credibility to enable farmers and operators certify their products for export under Government intiative.
Recall that The Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo inaugurated the technical committee on Nigeria Agro Export Reject on the 26th of May, 2022, to look into the rejection of Nigeria Agro-exports in the international market and proffer recommendations to stop the menace.