Edo state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said his administration will collaborate with Benson Idahosa University (BIU) in Benin to convert waste for wealth creation in the state.
The governor announced this on Thursday after meeting with the management team of Benson Idahosa University at The Government House in Benin.
Sustainable peace and security remains a key challenge in the Niger Delta region. Recent trends in violence have shown significant rise in conflict incidents and violent fatalities since February 2015. According to data formatted from the Peace Map, in April-June 2016 (Q2), the number of fatalities is at the highest point since the end of the 2009 militancy.
Starting in 2010 â€“ 2011, the Government of Nigeria, after years of benign neglect, began to reform
the agriculture sector. To refocus the sector, the Government implemented a new strategy, the
Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). In 2011-2016, the focus was on rebuilding a sector whose
relevance had shrunk dramatically. That was reflected in the lack of lending to farmers by the financial
system and the dramatic levels of food imports from across the world. That intervention, the ATA,
served its core purpose of helping refocus Nigeriaâ€™s attention on agriculture