The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has expressed the ministry’s intention to collaborate with Israeli experts to establish technology-driven farms that would boost agriculture and food production in Abuja.
Wike conveyed this during a visit from the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Michael Freeman, in Abuja on Tuesday.
He emphasized the importance of such a partnership to create substantial employment opportunities for the youth and to address food security concerns.
Furthermore, the minister assured Ambassador Freeman that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) would continue to provide a conducive environment for investors to engage in legitimate business activities within the FCT.
Regarding security matters, Wike acknowledged that, like many major cities worldwide, the FCT faced security challenges and expressed openness to collaborating with Israel to enhance the security situation.
In his statement, Ambassador Freeman assured that the Israeli embassy is dedicated to adhering to the existing rules and regulations within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Furthermore, he informed the minister about an ongoing capacity-building initiative aimed at supporting young Nigerian entrepreneurs and innovators from various regions of the country.