The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Federal Government would allocate $200 million for the creation of 780 Agricultural Service Centres to serve as catalysts for training and equipment sharing, under the Nigeria-Brazil bilateral development programme.
The Vice president, who was represented of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, said this at the 4th 2021 Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS21) held at the Congress Hall, the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the summit was organised in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), in collaboration with the Federal Government and the Nigeria Diaspora Summit Initiative (NDSI), under the theme: “Partnership and linkages for post-COVID economic growth”.
He said that the Federal Government had designed a programme to transform agriculture and scale up productivity in Nigeria called the Green Imperative Nigeria-Brazil Bilateral Development Programme.
It was designed to sustain the economy through the use of Brazilian technology for the development of agricultural mechanisation that would make farming a dignified venture for the Nigerian people and ultimately increase agricultural production and boost food security, Osinbajo said.