Nigeria, Brazil to partner on rice production, construction

THE governments of Nigeria and Brazil have reached an accord to begin rice production in Nigeria as part of efforts to boost food production and agriculture.

The agreement is also expected to cover housing and sewage management with a goal to provide a good life for Nigerians.

The two countries showed the interest to cooperate on these levels at a meeting between a business delegation from Brazil, and the Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Lolo, who represented Nigeria at the meeting.

According to the Leader of the Brazilian delegation, Evaldo Silva Junior, “We are here to help Nigeria produce rice, develop rice production in Nigeria and to go into discussion about supplying rice to meet up with the extra demand of that will not be met by the production in Nigeria”.

“Concerning the sewage management, we are here to have a project, which will help manage the sewage, and change what is coming from the sewage, into bio-fuels through selective process,” he said.

In the area of civil construction, Silva noted that Brazil will deploy its technology to assist Nigeria build houses for the poor and people of low income class at cheaper costs and faster rate, using the model known in Brazil as “My Life, My Health”, he said.

The Guardian

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