Absence Of Genuine Agric Mechanization, Bane Of Nigeria's Economy- NAME - FIRST AWARENESS


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Absence Of Genuine Agric Mechanization, Bane Of Nigeria's Economy- NAME

---Holds 3 days exhibition on Feb. 16th-18th 

Mr Olusegun Asiwaju, Pastor Paul Helphzibah, (Center)and one of the organizers.

By Niyi Ogungbola
Nigeria underdevelopment in the field of Agriculture has been attributed to lack of genuine and susitinable Agricultural Mechanisation services in the country.

The Nigerian Agricultural Mechanisation Exhibition (NAME) ,a top flight  Agricultural outfit through the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HB, Pastor Paul Helphzibah made this observation in Abeokuta the Ogun State capital on Tuesday.

Addressing Journalists  at a press conference to  herald a 3 day Agricultural  Mechanisation Exhibition scheduled to hold  between Wednesday 16th of February and Friday 18th ,2022 in Abeokuta,Ogun State,the Organization said lack of Agricultural Mechanisation has been responsible for the continue importation of foods and raw materials.

"The absence of Agricultural Mechanisation in Nigeria  is creating paralysis to the nation economy and mainly responsible for the continue importation of foods and raw materials for industrial uses in the country" Pastor Helphzibah said.

According to him, Agriculture industry, though highly rich and potentially endowed with capacity to employ large number of unemployed youths from the labour market, but the industry has been paralysized through careless and lack of right approach. 

"Inview of the above problems and gaps,our company,HB limited,one of the major players in Agricultural Mechanisation Industry,saw the need to support the Federal Government efforts by contributing our little quota to the development of the future of the agricultural sector,thus decided to put up this event in collaboration with FMARD,Ogun State government and 36 state Ministries of Agriculture.

Others participators according to him,are NACM,TOHFAN, Exhibition and FAIRS Limited,CBN, World Bank,NIPC,NALDA and FMIT

"The Nigerian Agricultural Mechanisation Exhibition (NAME) is a top flight and the pioneer hybrid agricultural mechanization event in Africa with a high-caliber technical program that highlights solutions towards an emerging market.

"NAME will be the first of it's kind in Nigeria and the maiden edition is scheduled to hold between Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th February 2022 in Abeokuta.

"It is an exhibition that will show case Heavy and Light Agricultural Mechanisation Equipment, Manufacturers, Suppliers and Financiers.

The exhibition with the Theme "Redefining Agricultural Mechanisation To Enhance Food Security And Boost Agribusiness".is designed to support the Federal Government in boosting foods security Pastor Helphzibah stated.

"NAME is designed to connect Equipment manufacturers, Equipment Vendors, Mechanisation Services providers, Financial Institutions, Policy Makers,Key government officials and all stakeholders in the Agribusiness value chain.

"It is expected to create a unique platform for global key player in Agricultural Mechanisation space to collaborate and deliver solutions that will help leverage technology,network market,share best practices,and attract structured and innovative financing for Agribusiness in Nigeria.

"It is our hope and aspiration  that the exhibition  will help to unveil the resilience and commercialisation potentials of Nigerian Agricultural Mechanisation initiatives for the enhanced food security drive of the government." Pastor Helphzibah stressed.

While also contributing,the Chairman of NAME, Mr.Olusegun Asiwaju during questions and session,said Farmers will benefit immensely from the exhibition program and thus,urged them to come in large number by sponsoring their members,NGO for the exhibition.

According to the Chairman, Agricultural 
Mechanisation is  "seed bed preparation" that capable of producing one hundred percent yield  of their products.

Meanwhile, Pastor Helphzibah gave  names of expected participants in exhibition to include,leading players in the Nigerian Agribusiness Sector, representatives of Federal Government,State and Local government,policy makers in the sector as well as local and foreign investors.

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