The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said it has become necessary for Nigeria to build its own jute bag factories to aid the export of cocoa and other agricultural produce. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Ezeaja Ikemefuna, the chief information officer in the ministry. According to the statement, the minister stated this during a visit by the Cocoa Association of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.
“The ministry would seek collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in ensuring that appropriate policy measures and counterpart funding were put in place to fast track the setting up of jute bag factories across the nation as well as commence the cultivation of Kenaf, which can grow in any part of the country and happens to be the raw material for the production of jute bags…
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