Nigeria has huge potential for agricultural development but lacks required tech.
On December 6, 2022, the Chinese Government offered the Nigerian Government a China-aid Nigeria Agricultural Demonstration Center project that is worth RMB 44,100,000 which is equal to 2.8 billion naira. This offer is China’s contribution to the subsequent development of the Nigerian agricultural sector. The donation of this project was done by the Ministry of Commerce, China and presented to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Nigeria. The demonstration center will aid the provision of opportunities to farmers and government officials, and strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
According to the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Cui Jianchun, who was responsible for the handing over of the project noted that through the project, the Chinese Government aims at helping Nigeria in the development of a modernized agricultural sector. It was stated that although Nigeria possesses great potential for agricultural development, its achievement requires machines, technology and others. The project is believed to be essential for the growth of Nigeria and the whole African continent at large.
Chinese govt. work with Nigerian military sectors to improve security.
Cui included that the Chinese Government is deeply interested in the development of the electricity, security and agricultural sectors in Nigeria with main focus on the Nigerian security sector. He noted that the Chinese Government has started working with the law enforcement in Nigeria and the Nigerian military sectors to figure out ways to enable improvement in current security situations. They have ensured achievements in ICT, investment, infrastructure, industry and the import export from the Ogun State and Lagos foreign trade zone.
The Chinese Ambassador asserts that in July, he made a presentation of a strategy titled “the Nigeria-China 5g GDP strategy which has now developed into 5g – political and economic operation, international affairs coordination, military and security collaboration and people to people communication. Also, China has industrial parks and trade zones in Ogun, Lagos and Edo States which has provided vital results to Nigerians and has further deepened and broadened the cooperation between both countries – China and Nigeria.
China elevated over 700 million Chinese from poverty.
In addition, in 2021, China was able to achieve a step of its centenary goal which has to do with the eradication of extreme poverty and developing a sensibly prosperous society; this achievement motivates China towards supporting Nigeria in putting an end to poverty. While there are about 200 million people in Nigeria living below the poverty line, China was able to elevate over 700 million people out of poverty in China. The goal of eradicating poverty in Nigeria is one of the reasons for the agricultural project.
Mrs. Fatima Sheji, Chief Planning officer of International Cooperation department, representing Prince Clement Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, showed gratitude on behalf of the Nigerian government for the great project stating that it is a period when the current of Nigeria administration is working towards improvement of Nigeria’s agricultural capacity to meet up with international standards. Local farmers would also acquire skills at the demonstration center that will help maintain modern agricultural production technology.
The project provides self-employment for Nigerians.
The demonstration center project has its location at CGCOC Agricultural High-Tech Abuja Industrial Park in Bwari District Abuja which includes Agricultural Technology Research and Service Center, Small Scale Agro-Processing Technology Exhibition Center, Photovoltaic Pump Water-saving Irrigation System, Agricultural Technology Training Center, an Agro-Input and Machinery Exhibition, Power Center, Farmland Demonstration Center Area by the dam and access road. The project will train youth and women on agriculture processing and multiplying roots and tuber crops and boost the Nigerian agricultural sector, providing self-employment and infrastructure development.
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I’m concerned about the beautiful goals surrounding this news. It good we are gradually getting our deserved recognition. It is high time we revive our agricultural sector!!!
Nigeria should fully tap into these and learn from the Chinese that are willing to help with technological equipment to boost our agriculture because its an integral part of our survival.
We appreciate the Chinese culture for helping us to promote our culture. Nigeria has a distinguished culture a d we are happy to flaunt it home or abroad.
Nigeria has huge potential for agricultural development but lacks required tech. Nigeria is blessed with so much materials. The land is green but government is not doing the needful. Government need to make provision on how to get all the technology for better form of agriculture
It was claimed that even if Nigeria has a lot of potential for agricultural growth, actualizing that potential will require tools, technology, and other things.
The demonstration center will help give farmers and government representatives chances to improve links between the two nations. This offer is china’s contribution to Nigeria’s agricultural development
A project entitled China-aid Nigeria Agricultural Demonstration Center was presented as an offer by the Chinese government to the Nigerian government.
The Chinese government has really tried in term of elimination of poverty within their citizens through technology but Nigeria have more potential than them in term of mineral resources but unfortunately the resources has not been utilise in the right way to better the life’s of her citizens.
It is important for us to understand that this offer represents China’s contribution to the continued growth of the agriculture industry in Nigeria.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce donated this project to the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and this shows that the Chinese government is committed to improving the lives of its citizens.
Although Nigeria has a significant amount of untapped potential for agricultural development, the country would not be able to realize this potential without the assistance of various machinery, technologies, and other factors.
The establishment of Chinese industrial parks and trade zones in the Nigerian states of Ogun, Lagos, and Edo has yielded important benefits for the Nigerian people and increased the depth and breadth of cooperation between China and Nigeria.
The Chinese government has a strong interest in advancing the infrastructure of the power, security, and agricultural industries in Nigeria, with a particular emphasis on the country’s security sector.
It is remarkable that China was able to pull over 700 million people out of poverty in China; we should try to model our nation’s development after theirs.
Our lack tech required to implement agriculture well is one of the problem our agriculture is not improving and if we can maintain our agriculture well it will reduce our suffering from food we eat we can be able to produce our food by ourself so we need to get the required tech to start agriculture well and will show improvement in our agriculture sector
Chinese investment in the Nigerian states of Ogun, Lagos, and Edo has benefited the local population and broadened the scope of collaboration between China and Nigeria.
Chinese investment in Nigeria’s power, security, and agricultural sectors has been growing as of late, with an emphasis on the latter two.
Nigeria has been offered assistance by China through a program called the China-aid Nigeria Agricultural Demonstration Center.
Nigeria has a huge potential in agricultural sector but it is just not the technology alone but government is the problem here. Chain was able to pull 700 million Chinese from because they are focused and not greedy. Someone will soon claim what been donated the Chinese government to agricultural sustainability and improvement in Nigeria.
We all know that Nigeria has huge capacity for agriculture but lack the technology required thanks to the Chinese government who have done well alleviating 700 million Chinese from poverty and have donated the technology that we need for agricultural development in Nigeria.
The agricultural sector in Nigeria has a considerable amount of potential, but it hasn’t advanced enough because of a lack of technology. Good agricultural practices need the government to provide access to the necessary technologies.