Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, Nigeria`s Consul General in South Africa, said on Friday that Anambra and Cross River officials would visit South Africa in January 2017 to seal a partnership deal on agriculture.
Ajulu-Okeke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the visit was part of the Federal Government`s intervention programme on agriculture.
She said that the North-West Province of South Africa had already accepted to train the officials and share experience on how to boost food production.
“The Premier of the North-West Province has indicated willingness and desire to form a tripartite partnership between the province, the organised farming conglomerate and the governments of Anambra and Cross River States.
“The Premier has invited the states to come in January 2017 for a technical session with the commercial farmers.
“The session will determine the modalities for the implementation of the engagement,” she said.
She said that the partnership would assist in driving the Federal Government`s agricultural intervention fund programme.
“We are very happy with this engagement because the province is willing to work with Nigeria.
“They will partner with the states to ensure the success of the Federal Government`s agricultural intervention fund.
“The partnership will benefit Nigeria because it will assist us boost food production, create jobs and boost our economy,’’ Ajulu-Okeke said.
Ajulu-Okeke added that she had visited a special school in the province that provides training for tourists and chefs as well as those interested in hotel management.