EU-NIGERIA Business Forum Woos Investors
THE Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Arc. Sonny Echono, has restated the importance of the EU-Nigeria Business Forum to the investment drive of government in the agricultural sector.
Echono told visiting delegation of the European union (EU) led by the Ambassador and Head of Delegation, Mr. Michel Arrion that the forum would help promote current government plan of developing the agric value chains, now that government is diversifying from oil to agriculture.
He said the ministry’s participation would also provide a platform to discuss the EU ban on the exportation of Nigeria’s beans, which according to him was caused by excessive use of chemicals for preservation, saying other areas of collaboration and cooperation would also be explored.