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FG to hand over 9 irrigation systems to Sokoto Rima River basin

Sokoto Rima River Basin

Abuja – The Ministry of Water Resources says it is now ready to hand over nine Centre Pivot Irrigation Systems to Sokoto Rima River Basin Authority for agriculture development. The benefiting states of Kebbi and Zamafara are to receive six and three units, respectively to improve agricultural practice in line with the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. The ...

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FG to open 100,000 hectares of irrigable land

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The Nation reports that the Federal Government is planning to open up a minimum of 100,000 hectares of irrigable land through the 12 River Basin Development Authorities by 2020 to achieve food security. The plan is contained in Nigeria Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020 (ERGP), a copy of which was obtained from the Federal Ministry of Budget and National ...

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