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Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar has affirmed that the Federal Government is working tirelessly to crash the prices of food. He

Abubakar who stated this on Monday in Abuja during a working visit to the Agricultural Council of Nigeria (ARCN) assured that the Federal Government would not sit idly watching food prices skyrocket.

He explained that the government was also working with international organisations for the agricultural sector to be improved, to increase production that will be sufficient for Nigeria’s teeming population.

On the return of the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES), Abubakar said the ministry would kick off the programme soon, as the government had found a way to make the scheme work better.

In his remarks, Executive Secretary of ARCN, Professor Garba Sharubutu said the council would support the ministry to ensure there is the provision of necessary input for food security, poverty eradication and diversification of the economy.

Sharubutu said the various Research Institutes had made giant strides in developing technologies to tackle some emerging diseases and pests both presently and in the past.

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