Firm, NNDC sign strategic alliance pact to boost Agribusiness
As part of plans to boost agriculture in northern Nigeria, the New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC) has signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Haske and Williams Limited.
The joint agreement was signed to specifically identify, develop and implement opportunities pertaining to the agricultural sector in the north.
The Lagos based agribusiness company with offices across the country in identifying and developing opportunities in Nigeria’s agricultural space, its natural endowments for the development of industrial-scale agricultural projects that can contribute to the diversification of the Nigerian.
Alhaji Mohammed Bashir Dalhatu, the NNDC Chairman, in a statement made available to DAILY INDEPENDENT, said currently, the company has a large rice integrated farm at Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State and another integrated cassava production project in Kaima in Kwara State among others.
He disclosed that the signing of the agreement was another significant milestone recorded by NNDC in its quest to develop agriculture in the region which is one of the major priority areas of its current strategic Development plan.
“It could also be recalled that NNDC recently registered and promoted a Commodity Marketing Company is an agricultural storage and marketing company.
“It also recently, recapitalised NNIL Commercial Company Limited which is involved in the supply and marketing of agricultural implements and inputs.
“With the signing of this agreement, NNDC is now poised to commence real agricultural produce productions and development.”
“After much discussion with them, we discovered that this partnership will provide employment opportunities for our people and also be a pride to our people and it will be an example for others to follow.
We will be committed knowing that where NNDC is concerned a lot of interests are there. We promise not to fail our people in northern Nigeria,” the statement read.
Responding, the Haske and William group said the company is an emerging company in the agricultural sector, saying that its projects are focused and visible in northern Nigeria.
We are sure that this collaboration will unleash agricultural potentials in northern Nigeria”.