The National Groundnut Producers, Processors & Marketers Association of Nigeria (NGROPPMAN) has said its products will boost the nation’s Internally Generated Revenue in the country if given the needed attention.
President of NGROPPMAN AIMU FONI at a stakeholders meeting held in Abuja yesterday said the Agricultural sector is one key area that can boost the nation’s economy if conscious efforts are put in place to grow that sector.
Mr. Foni while addressing stakeholders, lamented that little or no attention is given to Groundnut as a commodity and as well the poor distribution of AFLASAFeE (Chemical that reduces toxins in groundnuts) by the Ministry of Agriculture which according to him poses a set back to the product.
He said the ban on Nigeria’s Groundnut over the years has now been lifted, adding, that the products are now on Block chain and can now be exported to all parts of the world.
He appealed to the government and other private sector to invest on Agriculture, especially in Groundnut because of its multipurpose values and usage, which will also boost the nation’s economy.
The meeting had in attendance some representatives from the Ministry of Trade and Investment and Ministry of Agriculture. Other stakeholders present include; (Vice president 1) Mr. Robert Ekemita, (Vic president 2) Abdulrazaq Mohammed, (Secretary) Adeniyi Adebayo and other representatives of NGROPPMAN members across the 36 states and geopolitical zones.