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NASS pledges budgetary support to boost wheat production

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Nigeria’s National Assembly has expressed readiness to provide budgetary support that will enable the country to achieve significant increase in wheat production.

Speaking at the stakeholders’ validation workshop for the National Wheat Strategy Document for Self-Sufficiency organized by the Ministry of Agriculture in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Colleges and Research Institutions, Hon. Munir Danagundi noted that, Nigeria despite being endowed with the requisite human and natural resources, still imports above 95 percent of its national wheat demand, hence, the need for an urgent parliamentary intervention.

The lawmaker said the country desired to end wheat importation, but lacked adequate and strategic plans

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