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NEWS UPDATE: Establishing processing plants will promote Onions production value chain, revenue generation – Gov Ganduje

NEWS UPDATE: Establishing processing plants will promote Onions production value chain, revenue generation – Gov Ganduje

As Onion is beingness processed into different forms for export and local consumption, Governor of Kano Province, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called for the establishment of little, medium and big scale processing plants to boost the production of the vegetable crop.

He made the phone on quarta-feira piece addressing participants of the 4th regional onion conference at Kano Regime House.

The Governor represented by his Deputy, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said Kano beingness the 3rd largest onion producing province in the country and having one of its biggest markets in the continent, his administration is working with the farmers in the province to heighten their production.

He said this is because of the importance of onion as a vegetable crop, whose distinctive flavour and wellness benefits are appreciated by people around the globe.

“Because of our commitment towards promoting the value chain of onion, we are facilitating ways for the farmers to source for funds that will launch them into large processors and exporters he said”.

Ganduje went on to draw the case as a milestone and expressed appreciation to the organisers for the honour done to Kano to host the conference.

The Government minister of Agriculture and Rural Evolution, Dr.Mahmood Abubakar represented by Abba Gana Yamani said the importance of onions in the Nigerian diet can never be underestimated, adding that the ease of cultivating the crop makes it a lucrative venture for farmers.

Nigeria is amidst the largest producers of onions in the world, in 2012 lonely, an estimated 240,000 tonnes of dark-green onions and 1,350,000 tonnes of dry out onions were produced in Nigeria the Government minister revealed”.

Speaking before the President of the National Onion Producers, Processors and Marketers Organization of Nigeria, Aliyu Maitasamu Isa explained that only 1,400,000 million tonnes of onions were produced instead of 2,500,000 million tonnes.

He called for an growth in the production of the vegetable crop.

He said the conference with the theme: “The Onion sector in the era of the African continental release merchandise area and the COVID-19 pandemic” is aimed at developing a business program for onion merchandise within the W and Central African Economical Community and also to harmonize and fashion ways of continued business despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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