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We didn't endorse any presidential candidate, NANS launches #EndASUUStrikeNow project, Lack of quality leaders pushing Nigeria to precipice, Nigeria needs detailed soil survey, fertility maps Agric Minister The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr Mohammed Abubakar has said that the country needs detailed soil survey and soil fertility maps for a good understanding of the best ways of evaluating the potentials of the nation’s soils for agricultural production. The Minister said that this would stop blind application of fertiliser and ensure sustainable land use. Speaking at the at the commissioning of the Soil Testing and Geographic Information System (GIS) laboratories in Abuja on Tuesday, Dr Abubakar said the soil resources on which agriculture depends must also receive special attention for sustainable agricultural production. He reiterated the Federal Government's commitment to an agriculture led diversification of the nation’s economy, he The Minister noted that the facilities being commissioned has the capacity for analysing large quantities of soil samples rapidly. He explained that the laboratory also has capacity to receive soil field data real-time for processing, analyses and mapping. Dr Abubakar said the GIS technology with its versatility will facilitate the production of soil fertility maps for different parts of the country. "This will provide current information on the suitability and capability of lands for the production of different crops and land use. "The maps will provide information on crop and location specific types of fertiliser for blending by our blenders to enhance agricultural productivity and stop blind application of fertilisers in the country. "This is another bold step towards sustainable production of food using modern technology by paying attention to the health of our soils." Furthermore, he added that the Ministry is now in a position to provide technology-driven services for effective land resources management nationwide. He said that Federal government is committed to an agriculture led diversification of the nation’s economy. "This is another bold step towards sustainable production of food using modern technology by paying attention to the health of our soils. In his remarks, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Ernest Umakhihe, said the laboratories are expected to expand soil analytical services in the country and bring soil testing services closer to our farming communities. He said: "In our drive towards attaining food self-sufficiency, the facilities we are commissioning today are expected to contribute substantially in driving the process because the soil is the starting point when we talk of food security. He added that the commissioned soil testing and GIS laboratories will facilitate the production of national soil survey and soil fertility maps for the country. "We hope to complete the project in three years, subject to availability of resources. "The Nigerian Soil Information Service (NISIS) will be established at the end of the nationwide detailed soil survey., Don't harass residents , 2023 Elections: NANS queries N305 billion INEC budget, NANS warns against splinter group, NANS urges Lagos govt to take action on cultism, drug abuse in schools, NANS against fuel hike, NANS, killings, #EndSARS, protest, NANS, media, NANS Abiodun Tai Solarin

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Southwest Zone has distanced itself from endorsing any presidential candidate for the 2023 primary elections. The zone made this clarification on Thursday in a press launch signed by the Coordinator of the zone, Emmanuel Adegboye, his deputy, John Alao and the Public Relations Officer, Opeoluwa Awoyinfa and made on the market […]

We didn’t endorse any presidential candidate ― NANS
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