The Federal Government has revealed that plans are underway to ban the importation of fish and milk into the country.
Federal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, disclosed this at the official commissioning of the Agribusiness Incubation Center (AIC) at Federal University, Dutse, in Jigawa State.
According to Nanono, there are so many resources abound in Nigeria, hence the need to ensure that all the food she imports are produced locally.
“We will look critically into the importation of any food into the country because we all have it.
“Nigeria is a country where we eat what we produce and produce what we eat,” he said.
He also decried the high spate of fish and milk projects abandonment.
According to him, Nigeria has over 25 million cows but is still faced with milk extraction challenges.
He also noted that a lot of fish production infrastructures have been abandoned, nationwide.
This became the underpinning of the government to commence the resuscitation and construction of new facilities, he noted.
Nanono further revealed that the Federal Government has also established small scale milk processing centers to mitigate the importation of milk into the country.
He said, “We have over seven of these centers and we are going to do more in the country, we also opened one in Dawakin- Kudu last year and the center alone is galvanizing over 12 thousand Fulani cattle rearers in the area.”