In a significant move to bolster food security and stimulate economic growth, Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger State has finalized a Framework Agreement forged between the state-owned Niger Food Security & Logistics Company and the private entity Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group.
This agreement sets the stage for cultivating, harvesting, aggregating, and selling essential crops like paddy, soybeans, maize, and sesame seeds. Under the terms, Niger State Government takes the lead in the entire agricultural process, while TGI Group acts as the off-taker, responsible for seamless purchase and transportation of the farm produce.
Governor Bago expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasizing its historic significance. He outlined the comprehensive plan, stating, “I can assure you that in less than three months, we can deliver you from aggregation, even before cropping, in any quantity of whatever you want from Niger State.”
The partnership aims to create a robust value chain, spanning production, cropping, processing, and other related endeavors, not only benefiting Niger State but contributing to agriculture across Nigeria.
Source: Daily Sun