Oye Akinsemoyin, President, Nigerian-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NVCCI), has disclosed that the Vietnamese government is to partner four states in Nigeria to develop their agricultural potential.
Akinsemoyin, who disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview in Lagos, added that the purpose of the partnership was to improve food production. According to him, the states are Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and Imo.
``NVCCI is presently fine-tuning agreements with governments of Abia, Ebonyi, Osun and Imo states, on how best to increase their food production. NVCCI is looking at the possibility of sourcing technical know-how from Vietnamese farmers, for Nigerian farmers.
``It is an interventionist programme aimed at boosting food production in these states, `` he said.
Akinsemoyin said that the initiative was also to encourage private participation in local farming, through knowledge transfer from Vietnamese farmers.
He said that the organisation had concluded arrangements to differently lead the government delegations to Vietnam, to enable them have first hand information on the private system of farming.
-------------Daily Times, Nigeria