FG to pri­va­tise cas­tor seed pro­cess­ing plant

Daily Trust - - INDUSTRY - From Zakariyya Adaramola

The Raw Ma­te­ri­als Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil (RMRDC), an agency un­der Min­istry of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, said it would put its cas­tor seed pro­cess­ing plant in Kaduna for sale to boost the seed’s pro­duc­tion in the coun­try.

Dis­clos­ing this in Abuja dur­ing a one-day na­tional stake­hold­ers’ meet­ing on the de­vel­op­ment of cas­tor pro­cess­ing in Nigeria, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of RMRDC Dr Hus­saini Doko Ibrahim said the coun­cil was di­vest­ing from the plant to give en­trepreneurs the chance to utilise it for in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion. Ibrahim said un­der util­i­sa­tion of the plant and oth­ers like it across the coun­try was partly re­spon­si­ble for the high preva­lence of un­em­ploy­ment and low stan­dard of liv­ing in the coun­try. A sys­tem­atic de­vel­op­ment, through ef­fec­tive pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship, will en­sure sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of nat­u­ral re­sources, ac­cord­ing to the RMRDC boss.

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