FG Approves N27.5bn Agriculture Intervention Fund for States Devastated by Conflicts


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  • Okays N3.03 bn for Ogoni clean-up, N1.121bn for Enugu water project

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

After a seven-hour meeting, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday in Abuja approved N27.5 billion intervention fund for the restoration of farming and other agricultural activities in states where conflicts, flooding and other devastating events had affected economic activities of Nigerians.

The council also approved N3.03 billion remediation contract for Ogoni clean-up to five companies.

Briefing journalists at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in the State House, Kebbi State governor and Vice-Chairman of National Food Security Council, Senator Atiku Bagudu, said the council approved two memoranda presented by the food security council, acting on information from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),

According to the governor, the council approved a memorandum seeking the award of N18.942 billion contract to 15 companies for the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper