Abdulsalami, Ogbeh, Otudeko, Adamu for Daily Trust Agric confab
The former Head of State and Chairman, Maizube Farms, General Abdulsalami Abubakar ( rtd), Honourable Minister in-waiting, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Chairman, Honeywell Group, Dr Oba Otudeko and Chairman, Nagari Dairy Integrated Farm and former Nasarawa State Governor, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, have all confirmed to be among the special guests that will attend the 1st Daily Trust Agric Conference and Exhibition in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The event is scheduled to take place at NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Plot 498, Ahmadu Bello Way, along NEXT Cash and Carry expressway, Kado, Abuja, 27th and 28th October, 2015.
The conference which has the theme, ‘Beyond Crude Oil: How Agribusiness Can Sustain Nigeria’s Economy’ will also have in attendance state governors as special guests of honour, where they are also expected to present their state’s agriculture potentials to investors and other stakeholders.
The distinguished guest of honour is General Abulsalami Abubakar, and the distinguished guest is Chief Audu Ogbeh, while Dr. Oba Otudeko and Senator Abdullahi Adamu will be chairmen of plenary for day one and day two respectively.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Arch Sonny Echono, who will be the chief cohost, will deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremony.
The conference will have speakers/ discussants drawn from both the public and private sectors. These include, the Chief Executive Officers ( CEOs) of Bank of Agriculture, BOA, Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation, NAIC, Nigeria Commodity Exchange, NCEX, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Unity Bank Plc, NIRSAL of CBN and the academia among other top executives.
The conference will attendance members of also have in
All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Federation of Agric Commodities Associations of Nigeria, FACAN, state Agricultural Development Programmes, fertilizer manufacturing organisations, research institutes, agro processing industries/agro allied industries, experts in the agriculture value chain, university dons, NGOs and the diplomatic community among other stakeholders.
Exhibitors will also have the opportunity to display their products, flyers and other corporate banners at the event. It is also an opportunity for the exhibitors to explain more about those products to stakeholders and other investors that are looking for opportunity to invest in the sector.
Participants will brainstorm on the development of agriculture in Nigeria and how the sector can complement crude oil as cash cow for Nigeria’s economy.
The communiqué arrived at the sessions will be communicated to the Presidency in line with the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of diversification of the nation’s economy.
Kereksuk rice farm, Tunga Nasarawa