The investment arm of the Nigerian Air Force, the Nigerian Air Force Investment Limited (NAFIL), has announced the launch of a 2000 hectare farm at the Tactical Air Command (TAC) Base in Makurdi.
The scheme was launched by the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) TAC, Makurdi, AVM Idi Lubo, who added that the initial project would create 500 jobs and boost food security in the nation.
“Food security is vital to every nation and no nation will depend on the other for food. Our population is growing and the landmass still remains the same. Therefore, it is important to maximize the full potentials of the available land that we have.
This project, I am told, will provide over 500 direct jobs. This collaboration between NAFIL and Circum Farms will enhance food security,” he said.
Managing Director, Nigerian Air Force Investment Limited (NAFIL), AVM Uchenna Nwagwu, disclosed that Circum Farms would be the service partner for the project, farming over 10 crops, including, maize, rice, ginger, cowpeas, yam, cassava, plantain, etc.
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