CFN President Charges Cooperators on Food Security

The National Broccoli and Cauliflower Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NABCAPPMAN) recently had its Executive Committee inaugurated at the Federal Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Industry. The inauguration, which was presided over by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, was attended by the Chairman Alhaji Isa Yuguda and other members of the board of trustees of NABCAPPMAN.

In his address, the Permanent Secretary, represented by the Director Industrial Inspectorate Department, Mrs Annietie Emobong Umoessien,  highlighted the importance of promoting the production, processing, and marketing of broccoli and cauliflower in Nigeria. He emphasized the need for collaboration between the government and the private sector to boost the growth of these nutritious vegetables.

Broccoli and cauliflower are known for their numerous health benefits. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help to boost immunity, promote digestion, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Consuming broccoli and cauliflower regularly can improve heart health, support weight loss, and enhance overall well-being.

In addition to the health benefits, the increased production of broccoli and cauliflower has significant economic benefits for Nigeria especially at such a time when the country is seeking growth of export commodities in order to improve its balance of trade. These vegetables have high demand in both local and international markets, providing opportunities for farmers to increase their income. By promoting the production of broccoli and cauliflower, Nigeria can reduce its dependence on imported vegetables and boost its agricultural exports.

In his remarks, His Excellency Alhaji Isa Yuguda, the Board of Trustees chairman of the association, appreciated the Ministry for the guidance and direction provided towards this great achievement. he reiterated the commitment of the Executives and further assured that all hands are on deck to ensure successful delivery of the Association’s mandate towards purposeful development of set goals and objectives of the Broccoli and Cauliflower value-chain sub-sector that is geared towards exploiting the global market and increasing foreign exchange earnings as well as the Gross Domestic Product of the economy.

On his part, The President of NABCAPPMAN, Mr. Kola Ajayi noted that the Executive Committee of NABCAPPMAN is committed to implementing strategies that will drive the growth of the broccoli and cauliflower industry in Nigeria. This includes providing training and support to farmers, improving access to processing facilities, and expanding marketing channels for these vegetables.

The inauguration of the Executive Committee of NABCAPPMAN marks a significant step towards promoting the production, processing, and marketing of broccoli and cauliflower in Nigeria. By harnessing the health and economic benefits of these vegetables, the association aims to contribute to the growth and development of the agricultural sector in the country.

As a member of the Board of NABCAPPMAN the President of Cooperative Federation of Nigeria, High Chief Tajudeen Oriyomi Ayeola called on Cooperative Societies and Cooperators across the country to invest in Broccoli and Cauliflower value-chain as their contribution to food security in Nigeria.

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