Nigeria ministers move to give agricultural sector a boost

06/01/2012 - Abuja property & investment news Posted by Bob Brunskill
Nigeria ministers move to give agricultural sector a boost

Nigeria's federal government has moved to try and help the country's agricultural sector by removing all duty on farm equipment.In news that could interest people considering Abuja property investment, ministers are trying to diversify the country's economy and create employment across Nigeria.Information, cited by The Nation, was released by controller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service.He is quoted by the news provider as saying that agriculture could be the way forward for the country's economy."Now we realise that we have to face reality of time agriculture is one of the back bones of any economy. We are now moving towards agriculture," he explained."The president has removed all import duty on agriculture equipment and we try to patronise goods that are being manufactured in Nigeria so that we boost our own production."It comes after Ama Pepple told The Nation earlier this week that a "housing revolution" is to take place in the city over the next year as more properties are built.