By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Regulatory Officer of Delifrost Caterers Ltd, Glory Eboh has commended the efforts and commitment of Mr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development towards the progress of the collaboration between Delifrost Caterers Ltd and the ministry to boost agriculture in the country.
Eboh who was speaking at the signing of the memorandum of understanding, said that without the contributions of Mr. Umakhihe, all the efforts of the ministry to produce and sustain the partnership would have been in vain.
She therefore, thanked the Permanent Secretary for his support and understanding, adding that he is the pillar of support in the country as a whole.
“We are very grateful to you once again, by signing this MOU you have shown that you have the heart to grow agriculture in the country.
“The speed by which you accepted to sign the MOU and your contributions even before then, shows that you are indeed a pillar of development in the agricultural sector,” she said.
She further explained that signing the MOU would boost capacity of milk producing and collection communities in Niger State and it would also open up other areas of opportunities in the agricultural sector of the country.
The signing of the MOU was witnessed by Isimbabi S. Garba, Director Legal Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, who has also been in the forefront of ensuring that the collaboration comes to fruitfulness through various contributions.
Speaking in the same vein, the representative of Delifrost Caterer Ltd, Alhaji Usman A. A. Dan Malam also praised the efforts of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for his efforts in seeing that the signing of the MOU becomes a reality.
Dan Malam added that Delifrost Ltd would leave no stone unturned in bringing new technology and innovation to boost agricultural development in the country.
Responding, the Permanent Secretary said that the collaboration between the two agencies would open new spheres in agriculture and generate employment opportunities in the country.
Mr. Umakhihe charged the Delifrost team to ensure that agriculture is developed to meet international best practice. He further pledged the readiness of the ministry to invest more in the collaboration.
Similarly, the Director, Department of Animal Husbandry Services
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Winnie Lai-Solarin said that the partnership between the ministry and Delifrost would go a long way in creating employment opportunities for workers in the agricultural sector while bringing new investment opportunities to the country.
The signing of the MOU was witnessed by other senior staff of the ministry.