Nigeria’s Federal Government has concluded plans to site a grain hub in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Abubakar, disclosed this after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.
Abubakar revealed that Port Harcourt had been chosen as the hub for the 25,000 metric tonnes on wheat expected from Ukraine, as Russia also did extend its supply to the country through a United Nations arrangement.
The wheat consignment from Ukraine is still been expected as it is hoped the hub would create economic activities in the area.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas