The Federal Government has called for more private-sector collaboration in its quest to revamp the fertiliser industry and make products available and affordable to farmers.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono made the call during a recent working visit to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited (IEFCL), in Eleme, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Nonono divulged that more strategic partnership and robust collaboration with stakeholders will boost fertiliser production and develop the sector.
He said efforts would be geared towards affordability, increased production, self – sufficiency, and accessibility to achieve food and nutrition security.
The Agric Minister, however, lauded Indorama for being a strategic partner in the development of the agricultural sector especially in the supply of fertiliser products like NPK, UREA and DAP to farmers across the country.
In his words, ‘’ The company is deeply embedded in the agricultural transformation agenda of President Mohammed Buhari’s Administration and the Nation’s Economic Development in general.
“It went beyond the sale of urea fertiliser, to extensive agronomy and agricultural extension services as well as other laudable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across the country,” Nanono added.
The minister also expressed satisfaction with Indorama’s excellent working environment and further urged the company to do more as Nigeria seeks to improve the quality of lives of the farmers and increase food production.
In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of Indorama Fertilizer, Mr. Munish Jindal, noted that the company has a vision of building Africa’s largest petrochemicals and fertiliser hub in Nigeria
This, according to Jindal, will empower the Nigerian farmers by ensuring the production of quality fertiliser.
AgroNigeria gathered that Nanono visited different section of the company’s facilities which include state-of-the-art control rooms, ammonia plants, urea plants, power plants and gagging section among others
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