The Federal Executive Council has approved over N2 billion for the procurement of cattle for Taraba State, to boost agricultural production in the state.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq revealed this while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s meeting of the council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
She said “The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development submitted two memos.
One was for the revised estimated total cost for the supply of cattle for Taraba State under the Emergency Agricultural Intervention Programme for states that were affected by conflict and insecurity.
The approval we got was in the tune of two billion, some millions thereabout.
Farouq further said the other approval she got was for the National Action Plan on Human Trafficking, 2022-2026.
Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, informed Journalists that the council approved the revised science, technology and innovation policy for the country.
He said it has become necessary for Nigeria to review her own science policy, in line with current developments in science globally.
“The memorandum approved today for the Federal Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation was essentially a revision of the science, technology and innovation policy for our dear country.
There have been tremendous advances in science, technology and innovation all over the world and this necessitated the need for our science and technology policy which was put in place since 2012; 10 years ago.
“The policy needs to be revised so that we can keep pace with new and emerging technologies.
The main objective is for us to use science and technology to improve the standard of living of our citizens and ensure that we have high quality of life and that we can get if our nation becomes more prosperous and our economy is more globally competitive,” he explained.
Onu said the new policy will help Nigeria narrow the gap between her and the technologically advanced countries of the world.
Cabinet Approves N2 Billion Agricultural Support For Taraba State