Daily Trust agric con­fab be­gins to­day

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Vin­cent A. Yusuf

For two days- be­gin­ning to­day and to­mor­row, farm­ers, pol­icy mak­ers, agribusi­ness men and women, farm­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tions and other rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers would con­verge for the 1st Daily Trust agric con­fer­ence and ex­hi­bi­tion.

They are ex­pected to x-ray the rel­e­vance of agri­cul­ture, which the na­tion used to drive the econ­omy from 1914 when the coun­try be­came an en­tity up to late 60s af­ter the coun­try dis­cov­ered oil in 1959.

The con­fer­ence will lead frank dis­cus­sions on where we are com­ing from in terms of agri­cul­ture, where we are go­ing as a na­tion and how to get there as a peo­ple.

The fo­rum will af­ford many ex­perts and no­table farm­ers as well as cap­tains of in­dus­tries to dis­cuss the theme: “How Agribusi­ness can Sus­tain Nige­ria’s Econ­omy.”

No­table per­son­al­i­ties to grace the oc­ca­sion are Sen­a­tor Ab­dul­lahi Adamu, Min­is­ter-des­ig­nate and fore­most farmer, Audu Og­beh, Dr. Oba Otudeko, Chair­man Honey­well Group Plc, states gov­er­nors and other rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers.

Former Head of State and Chair­man, Maizube Farms re­tired Gen­eral Ab­dul­salami Abubakar will be dis­tin­guished Guest of Hon­our while Arc. Sonny Echono, the Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment will co-host the oc­ca­sion.

Photo: Macjohn Akande

L-R: Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Na­tional Broadcasting Com­mis­sion (NBC), Mr. Emeka Mba; Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Coun­cil (CPC), Mrs. Dupe Atoki and Di­rec­tor, Qual­ity As­sur­ance and De­vel­op­ment (CPC), Mr. Em­manuel Am­lai, dur­ing a visit by NBC visit to CPC head­quar­ters, Abuja re­cently.

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