Al-Makura To Improve Rice Production In Nasarawa

Channels Television  
Updated June 3, 2016

rice productionNasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has taken steps to improve the quality of rice production in the state through effective mobilization of rice millers across the state.

The Governor visited the Nasarawa State Rice Incubation Plant located in Lafia, the state capital while on a tour to government facilities across the state with some members of the State Executive Council.

At the Nasarawa Rice Incubation Plant, he disclosed his intention to put the place completely into use by mobilizing local rice millers and transforming the area into a huge food processing zone.

Mr Al-Makura disclosed plans to ensure that the transformation compliments the efforts of the Federal Government in the agriculture sector.

He believed this act would boost rice production, improve the quality of rice production and ensure food protection in the state.

Mr Al-Makura also at the location of some silos built by the Federal Government, proposed a collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to get the leverage to make use of the facility.

The Governor had earlier visited the state old library and the modern e-library to see the mode of management and to get first-hand information concerning their challenges.

He also visited a number of schools within Lafia metropolis for a thorough check of infrastructural maintenance.

During a visit to the old site of Nasarawa School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Governor expressed worry over the abandonment of the site and promised a total overhaul to enable it serve its important purposes.