In the quest at making Nigeria to attain self-sufficient in food production, the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) has developed an agricultural portal project.
The management of the Agency and the project consultant were commended by Chief Audu Ogbe, minister of Agriculture and Rural Development when they paid him a visit to demonstrate the working of the portal to him in Abuja.
The minster expressed his optimism on the project, adding that with a portal like this, the level patronage on Nigerian agricultural produce would increase in foreign countries while maintaining that “our produce will also enjoy quality control and provide necessary information to importers of our farm product.
“We will collaborate with your Agency on this laudable initiative and we are starting right now by constituting a working team that will work further on the contents of the portal because it is very key for the effectiveness of the project.”
He urged the team that will be put together to ensure elimination of inaccurate information and data on the portal, stressing that the team should make provision for source of agricultural finances in the portal to enable farmers know how to source for credit facilities for their business.