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FG Signs MoU with Dutch Firm to Improve Nation’s Dairy Production

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Audu Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, to improve dairy production in the country.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, said that government’s target was to ensure each child in the country consumed three pints of milk a day.

According to him, the business of dairy and cattle rearing are fundamental to the nation’s survival and as such government was taking its production seriously.

“The signing of this agreement is the beginning of a very long journey; whoever comes in the future, be it a civil servant or a politician, let them recognise that the country’s existence must continue.

I assure you that whenever there is need for us to review or improve upon what we have signed, do let us know.

Continue to grow and expand, the country is large, the market is huge as it will take a lot to satisfy the country’s demand,” he said.

The minister urged unemployed graduates to venture into cattle rearing as five cattle could earn the keeper N500,000 a month.

He said government was doing a lot to ensure that cattle rustling became a thing of the past in the country.

In his remarks, the Managing Director of the company, Rahul Colacom, said the company had over 150 years of experience in dairy development.

He said the mission of the company was to nourish Nigerians with quality dairy products, as many children below the age of five die of malnutrition annually.

Colaco said the company would invest N3 billion into the programme promising that it would also keep to the terms of the agreement.

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4 Comments

  1. ruth

    June 10, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Please check the name again, the correct name is Friesland Campina WAMCO Nig. Plc.

    • Jorge

      September 9, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Its actually FrieslandCampina (one word) WAMCO Nigeria PLC

      🙂

  2. Jani

    June 10, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    And the evidence of corruption in Buhari’s government. Isn’t this the same Friesland that “donated” to Aisha Buhari all the milk she is ee-donating to hapless IDP’s as her crooked Future Assured NGO? Donate and collect government contract. What is corruption? APC Change

    • Jorge

      September 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      DEAD!

      your case is a sad one, indeed. This is all you could muster from this story??

      Right now, it isn’t the IDPs I see as hapless.

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