The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and agencies under it will get only 1.5 per cent of the federal budget for 2021, if the proposals by President Muhammadu Buhari are approved by the National Assembly.
This includes N66 billion for personnel cost, N3.1 billion for overhead and N110.2 billion for capital expenditure.
The 1.5 per cent allocation is significantly less than the 10 per cent Nigeria and other African countries agreed to set aside annually for agriculture.
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