Sunday, April 21, 2024

Germany lauds foundation on Nigeria’s agribusiness projects

Oladipupo Akoni, CEO and country representative of AFOS Nigeria said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

• March 27, 2024

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Germany has commended the AFOS Foundation, a civil advocacy organisation, for its commitment to agribusiness projects in Nigeria.

Oladipupo Akoni, CEO and country representative of AFOS Nigeria said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

He attributed the commendation to the senior policy officer of BMZ, Manuel Neumann, at a one-day meeting held with top officers of the foundation in Lagos.

He said the meeting was convened to appraise the AFOS projects and interventions in Nigeria and Africa, discuss opportunities for further collaboration with the BMZ, and explore ways to enhance AFOS’ existing projects.

According to him, Neumann specifically lauded the foundation’s effort in capacity building across Nigeria’s agribusiness and entrepreneurial value chains for the successes recorded on its ongoing projects in Nigeria.

AFOS’s managing director, Bernhard Vester, explained that the completion of the agricultural training centre building and the commencement of in-class TVET, agrifinance, and management training marked a major milestone in the foundation’s mission.

According to him, the foundation’s mission is to empower agripreneurs to thrive while fostering inclusive and resilient economic growth in Nigeria.

Speaking on the importance of the projects for Nigeria, Mr Akoni said AFOS’ projects in Nigeria “are helping to address the issues of food insecurity, extreme poverty, unemployment and massive migration” of the young population through capacity building of the agricultural sector.

Similarly, Dietmar Speckmaier, an expert at AFOS Nigeria-INGO, said the foundation’s mission was to promote sustainable agricultural growth in Nigeria.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Abdullahi Ganduje


Another APC ward faction suspends Ganduje

He also alleged that the APC national chairman had failed to pay his statutory dues to the party.

Yahaya Bello on money bag


Crafty judges may help fugitive Yahaya Bello escape justice

The former Kogi governor is wanted by the anti-graft EFCC over alleged N80 billion loot.



Okuama Killing: Group condemns media attacks on Nigerian military

The group also alerted the President of an alleged plot to attack some communities in the area.

Labour Party (LP)


CSO urges Labour Party to prioritise democratic values

“The Labour Party has not invested in itself as a political party.”



VIO boss calls for collective vigilance against road crashes

Mr Suberu said that road safety was everybody’s business.



EFCC, experts warn Nigerians against rising cyber attacks

“We need to be safe. Protect your BVN. Your BVN must be protected. Don’t let it out, ” he said.