Efforts are currently ongoing by the Federal Government and the Ministry of Nigeria Delta Affairs to revive some crucial moribund agricultural facilities and industries in the Niger Delta region.
This followed a visit to some of the moribund industries by the Presidential Economic Diversification Initiative and the Niger Delta Agricultural and Industrial Development Initiative to Delta state.
The visit was basically to attract foreign and local investors to partner the Delta State government and the Federal Government to revamp the ailing agricultural sector in the state.
One of the moribund agricultural facilities in the state is the Songhai Delta Limited which was set up in 2005 by the Delta State government to produce high quality agro and agro base materials and for purpose of poverty alleviation for the youth restiveness in the Niger Delta, so that the youth can be trained and acquire skills in agriculture.
According to the Executive Consultant of Songhai Delta, Dr. Theo Okpidi, students from higher institutions in the South-East and South-South come to the centre for their industrial attachment. Read more