Nigeria: state governer urges Plateau farmers to embrace flower cultivation

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong is urging farmers in the state to take interest in the cultivation of flowers which is economically viable and in demand at the international market.

Governor Lalong, who met with some French investors in Jos after their two-day visit to the state, said his administration is determined to return the state to the export of flowers, which was popular in the 1970s and 1980s.

He said that already some farmers in the state are making progress in the cultivation of flowers and attracting demands from within and outside the country and this has reinforced the resolve of the Government to encourage and support interested farmers to go into the production.

The Governor said with the designation of the Yakubu Gowon Airport as a Cargo Airport, the export of flowers will be seamless and complemented by the Inland Container Terminal which is being activated.

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