23 September 2020 by Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has commenced the sales of buffer stocks at 50 percent subsidized rate to residents of the territory.
At the official ceremony for sale of the stocks and distribution of motorcycles to Agriculture Extension Officers
Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu said the stock comprised 7,200 bags of 50kg of maize and 2,500 bags of 50kg of guinea corn .
Dr Aliyu also hinted that a number of local and multinational companies were in the process of finalising investment commitments in various agricultural value chains within the FCT, as part of efforts to create more jobs for residents.
She also maintained that decisions of multinational companies and Africa Development Bank to invest in the FCT would help boost productivity.
The minister used the occasion to commend President, Muhammadu Buhari, for his foresight in giving administrative backing towards strengthening local capacity in food production.
In another development Dr.Aliyu, announced the sales of products by participants of the FCT Aquaculture and Allied Trades center for youths and women in Kwali Area Council.
According to Dr Aliyu, the concept of the projects by the FCT Administration was aimed at addressing problems of poverty by creating viable sources of livelihood for the less privileged in the society.
Earlier, the Acting Secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Mr. Ibe Prospect, who said the buffer stock programme was an initiative practiced globally; assured residents of the administration’s commitment to quality service delivery