Nigerian Army now playing active role in the Agricultural sector

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Nigerian army ranch
Army ranch/ Photo credit: naija.ng

In other to successfully fight against Insurgencies and insecurity especially in the North east, the government should put in place food security says Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff.

Burutai  made this disclosure when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, presented farm implements and items to the Nigerian Army in Abuja.

According to the General, the army is now playing active roles in the Agricultural sector and has gone beyond carrying just arms.

The General explained that the Army was investing in Livestock, Fisheries, Poultry and other aspects of agriculture, up to now, the army boasts of about 1,000 herds of cattle in its Ranches in different areas across the country.

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“The army is going beyond carrying arms in the affected areas to ensure security, they are playing active role in supporting the nation’s agricultural potentials.

“At the Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches located in Giri on the outskirt of the nation’s capital, the ranch, which is part of the Barracks investment initiative Programme of the Army, is stocked with over 30 tonnes of feed concentrates, machines for making feeds and grass seeds for producing pasture.

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“The ranch has two breeds of 300 cows and the Army is planning to replicate these at all army formations across the country”. Burutai said

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