• Nigerians eat too much rice, that’s why it is expensive – Audu Ogbeh

    Nigerians eat too much rice, that’s why it is expensive – Audu Ogbeh

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Wednesday in Abuja said Nigerian businessmen demanded 2.5 billion dollars (about N492 billion) a week for importation of goods and services into the country.

    Ogbeh made this known in a meeting with officials of VICAMPRO, an indigenous Agro Company investing in production of Irish Potato on Wednesday in Abuja.

    He said that the ministry was willing to support local investors with capacity to produce goods and save the country’s foreign exchange.

    He […]

  • Hunger will last longer than expected in Nigeria – Audu Ogbeh

    Hunger will last longer than expected in Nigeria – Audu Ogbeh

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday stated that hunger as well as the economic recession Nigerians are currently experiencing will last longer than expected.

    Ogbech, however, noted that the situation might be salvaged if Nigeria pursues farming vigorously.

    Speaking during the ‘One man, One hectare’ demonstration in Ezillo, Ebonyi State, the Minister blamed past administrations for the development, stating that they were responsible for the present predicament.

    He said, “Past administrations in the country depended wholly on […]

  • 2face Idibia pays courtesy visit to Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh

    2face Idibia pays courtesy visit to Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh

    Singer 2face Idibia paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture yesterday August 18th.

    Singer 2face Idibia paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture yesterday August

  • Current food shortage to end 2018 –Ogbeh assures

    Current food shortage to end 2018 –Ogbeh assures

    Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,  has enjoined Nigerians to be patient with government, assuring that the current food shortage in the country would be over in two years.

    The minister stated this when Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano visited him in his office. Ogbeh also disclosed that the ministry has reclaimed all the Federal Universities of Agriculture and commenced the process of training 100,000 extension workers across the local government area in the country.

    The minister, who […]

  • Nigeria will have enough to eat and sell in 3 years, says Audu Ogbeh

    Nigeria will have enough to eat and sell in 3 years, says Audu Ogbeh

    The minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday in Abuja revealed that Nigeria would in 36 months reach self-sufficiency in major agricultural products such as rice, sorghum, maize, millet, soya beans and wheat.

    He said this would help the nation achieve its aim of weaning itself from oil by import substitution and stabilizing the economy as well as reducing the high import bill generated on food items.

    The minister made the revelation at the ‘National workshop on developing a […]

  • We’ll Ban More Food Products From Coming Into The country – Agric Minister

    We’ll Ban More Food Products From Coming Into The country – Agric Minister

    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the Federal Government will soon extend the ban on importation of rice to some other food products.

    The minister served the notice yesterday in a keynote speech at the Eighth Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium, with theme: “Agriculture: Action, Work and Revolution” in Abuja.

    Ogbeh, who was represented by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mr. Heineken Lokpobiri said based on the advice of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and […]

  • I’ll Reduce Nigeria’s $32 Billion Food Importation Bill – Says Audu Ogbeh

    I’ll Reduce Nigeria’s $32 Billion Food Importation Bill – Says Audu Ogbeh

    The newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has pledged to reduce the annual $32 billion bill incurred by the country on food imports.

    Speaking at his inaugural press briefing on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Ogbeh said that the attention of the country has shifted to Agriculture as the oil ad gas sector has failed Nigerians.

    Flanked by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Shehu Ahmad, Ogbeh said: “Oil and gas has served Nigeria well. […]

  • BREAKING: Audu Ogbeh confirmed as Minister – See what he told Senate during Screening

    BREAKING: Audu Ogbeh confirmed as Minister – See what he told Senate during Screening

    One of the ministerial nominees, Chief Audu Ogbe, has just been asked to take a bow after spending about seventeen minutes of drilling by Senators, and has therefore been confirmed as Minister. He had told the lawmakers that “Since I was last in government, I have been practicing agriculture.”

    He added that, “I want to make it clear to Nigerians that I am not here because I need anything, but I am here because the president of my country has deemed […]