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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dansa votes N9.2m for energy food plant

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Dansa Group, a subsidiary of Dangote Group of the Companies has voted the sum of £36m about N9,183,250,000 billion for the establishment of Africa’s largest  energy food plant in Nigeria,

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina made this known toNaijaAgroNet in New York, stressing that the President, Dansa Group, Mr. Sanni Dangote, announced it at the meeting of a High Level World Advisory Group in New York.

The minister also said that the world leaders were excited about the country’s agricultural transformation agenda which is meant to diversify the nation’s economy.

“Already, Bill Gates is spending millions of dollars in Nigeria supporting this agenda, the African Development Bank is putting in $500m (N79, 655,500,000). So, this is about monitoring in Nigeria, giving it a push. Bill Gates said today that what Nigeria is doing in agriculture is extraordinary. And Kofi Annan said that what Nigeria is doing here makes it a leader in agriculture already in Africa; so, this is a further validation that Nigeria is on the right track,” he said.

Notable  world leaders  at the  meeting NaijaAgroNet learnt include the Chairman, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates; a former United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan; President, International Fund for Agriculture Development, Dr. Kanayo Nwanze; and  President, African Development Bank, Dr. Donald Kaberuke.
 *With additional report from Punch

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