NGO pledges technical support to promote Nigeria’s oil palm sector


By Ikenna Uwadileke.

Solidaridad, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) on Saturday, says it will provide technical support to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in developing Nigeria’s oil palm sector.

Solidaridad made the pledge in a statement issued by its Programme Officer – Communication Outreach and Network, Mr Pita Ochai.

The statement quoted Solidaridad’s Senior Climate Specialist, Africa and Country Technical Lead in Nigeria, Dr Samuel Ogallah, as “expressing optimism that the NGO’s collaboration with the ministry would contribute significantly to the growth of agriculture in Nigeria’’.

According to it, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Solidaridad and the ministry on March 4, in Enugu, aligned with the organisation’s aim to support Nigeria’s capacity-building.

The statement noted that the efforts would also ensure that Nigeria regained its leading role in the global production of oil palm.

It emphasised that…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria