Nigeria begins exportation of yam to Europe, U.S June 29

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Chief Aud Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture.

Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, says the country will on June 29, export 72 tonnes of yam to Europe and the United States of America (USA).

A statement by Dr Olukayode Oyeleye, the Special Assistant to the minister (Media), in Abuja on Thursday, said Ogbeh disclosed this at a meeting with members of the Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme.

The minister said the flag off of the yam export would be done at the Apapa Port and would be exported in three containers at 24 tonnes each.

According to him, one container will be exported to the United Kingdom while the other two will be taken to the U.S.

The minister appealed to the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) to reduce inspection charges on export produce to encourage more exporters and enable the country become competitive in the…

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